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Edmonton – New funding will help support a vibrant gender equality movement across Canada

Projects will advance gender equality in Alberta’s and Canada’seconomies. Local women leaders will be engaged in pan-Canadian network. JULY 19, 2017 – EDMONTON, ALBERTA – Status of Women Canada As Canada marks the 150th anniversary of Confederation, it is important to reflect on our legacy for the future. Despite the important milestones witnessed in these 150 […]

by pmnationtalk on July 19, 201714 Views

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Dr. Herb Belcourt passes away – Athabascu U

July 07, 2017 It is our sad duty to inform the AU community that a former board member, and long-time friend of Athabasca University, has passed away. Dr. Herb Belcourt passed away July 5 after a long battle with cancer. He was one day shy of his 86th birthday. In appreciation for his years of service […]

by pmnationtalk on July 10, 201716 Views

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Native Studies welcomes new faculty – UM Today

July 5, 2017 — The Department of Native Studies in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Manitoba is welcoming three new faculty members, and bid farewell to one member who had been with the University; Sherri Farrell Racette (who worked in both Native Studies and the Women’s and Gender Studies program) has departed […]

by ahnationtalk on July 7, 201725 Views

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University of Alberta and Parks Canada Celebrate Mountains 101

Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) is inspiring thousands to learn about and explore Canada’s mountain heritage June TBD, 2017   Edmonton, Alberta    Parks Canada Agency Today, the Minister of Environment and Climate Change and Minister responsible for Parks Canada, Catherine McKenna, along with Kerry Mummery, Dean, University of Alberta Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 20179 Views

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(Re)learning Indigenous History in Canada – Unwritten Histories

At the beginning of 2017, I came across a note on Twitter from the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Native studies about a new course they were offering, called “Indigenous Canada.” Curious, I clicked over to their website, and discovered that the course was designed to teach a non-specialized audience about Canadian history from an […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201711 Views

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U of L names new director for Iikaisskini FNMI Gathering Place

June 28, 2017 The University of Lethbridge is pleased to announce that Roy Pogorzelski has been appointed director for the Iikaisskini(Low Horn) FNMI Gathering Place, established in 2014 to be a welcoming place where appreciation and respect for First Nations, Métis and Inuit heritage is fostered. “We are very excited to welcome Roy to the […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201720 Views

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MRU: Trading Post 150 aims to abandon colonial divides

June 28, 2017 As Canada’s 150th anniversary celebration of Confederation on July 1 grows near, the dialogue around the most appropriate way to define the true age of the country has increased. Many have argued that Canada’s modern history goes back much, much farther, which is profoundly supported by the recent discovery of a 14,000-year-old […]

by pmnationtalk on June 29, 201724 Views

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Next Dean of Native Studies Announced – The Quad

I am pleased to announce that at its June 23 meeting the Board of Governors approved the appointment of the next dean of the Faculty of Native Studies. Dr. Chris Andersen has been appointed for a five year term, effective July 1, 2017. Currently serving as interim dean of the faculty, Dr. Andersen joined the […]

by ahnationtalk on June 29, 201726 Views

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Young Citizens: Canadian Students Turn a Critical Eye on our Past in History Videos

Women’s ability to vote. Indian residential schools. LGBTQ rights. The treatment of prisoners and people with mental illnesses. Missing and murdered Indigenous women. Students don’t shy away from the tough issues of our past or their modern implications in remarkable videos created as part of the Young Citizens program. Participants chose a wide range of […]

by pmnationtalk on June 27, 201726 Views

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Kainai elder and astrophysicist share stories and myths of the Blackfoot Skies – University of Calgary

University of Calgary community kicks off Canada 150 programming on National Indigenous Peoples Day at Campfire Chats June 26, 2017 The confluence of the Bow River and the Elbow River is a sacred place for the Blackfoot people. It was a traditional ceremonial and trading area to many nations where two forces became one — a peaceful […]

by pmnationtalk on June 26, 201720 Views

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