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U of Lethbridge: Bruyere looking to make a difference

Gord Bruyere is a well-travelled educator who’s on a mission to make a difference in the lives of Canada’s Indigenous people. As a new faculty member in the Aboriginal Health program in the Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, Bruyere is in an excellent position to do just that. After earning a […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201821 Views

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NorQuest College’s Building a Better Life research project releases its final findings

December 13, 2018 In 2015, NorQuest College’s Building a Better Life project began with a conversation and led to the school’s largest-ever research initiative. The project aimed to improve understanding of the effects of loneliness and belonging on some of our community’s most vulnerable people. Results are now in, proving that social programs and activities […]

by pmnationtalk on December 17, 201829 Views

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AB Government: Students to benefit from new K-4 curriculum

Dec 14, 2018 Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers’ Association have approved the kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum for field-testing within classrooms. In June 2016, Alberta Education and the Alberta Teachers’ Association began the development of future kindergarten to Grade 4 curriculum, simultaneously in English and French, in language arts (English, French, Français), mathematics, social […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201847 Views

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Wonder and wisdom in a children’s forest nature program – National Post

This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis and commentary from academic experts. Disclosure information is available on the original site. Author: Louise Zimanyi, Candidate, Doctor of Social Sciences, Royal Roads University On a windy autumn morning, children dressed in colourful woolly hats and mittens sing a […]

by ahnationtalk on December 14, 201825 Views

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Athabasca U: Q&A with Katherena Vermette

On November 1, 2018, we welcomed Katherena Vermette to Athabasca University as this year’s writer-in-residence. Katherena will be available in that role helping aspiring writers until the end of May. Guidelines for submitting can be found here: http://writer-in-residence.athabascau.ca/submission/index.php . Recently, Paul Huebener (AU writer-in-residence committee member and Associate Professor of Canadian Literature) and Angie Abdou […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201829 Views

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Still here – The Gateway Online

Three Indigenous PhD candidates are deepening understandings of what home can mean How can the Métis find home despite their landlessness? How can Indigenous peoples reclaim their sexuality? Three University of Alberta PhD candidates are exploring these questions. Molly Swain, from the faculty of native studies, is focusing on exploring traditional Métis understandings of relationships […]

by ahnationtalk on December 11, 201826 Views

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Was John Lennon’s “Imagine” inspired by an Alberta Cree grandmother? – Folio

A 1969 phone conversation between the legendary songwriter and a local Indigenous activist points to song’s possible origin. It was shortly after Lillian Piché Shirt pitched her tipi in Edmonton’s Winston Churchill Square to protest insufficient Indigenous housing in 1969 that a man approached to say there was an urgent phone call waiting for her […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201827 Views

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How Canadian universities are responding to the TRC’s Calls to Action – Macleans.ca

Universities wrestle with how to begin their transformation—and what they’re willing to change Dalhousie’s Indigenous Student Centre recently relocated to a prominent place on the university’s downtown Halifax campus. Residing in a cheery blue house, shared by the Black Student Advising Centre, there’s a student lounge, computer lab and meeting/smudge room. On hand is an […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201830 Views

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Indigenizing Mount Royal University: Why we need Indigenized education at all levels – The Calgary Journal

Dec 8, 2018 Mount Royal University is in the process of implementing an Indigenization strategy. While it is a good start on the path toward reconciliation, more needs to be done, especially at a grade school level. Mount Royal University is following in the footsteps of the University of Winnipeg by introducing a new Indigenization […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201823 Views

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RVC Recognizies Indigenous Peoples with Land Acknowledgement – CochraneNow.com

09 December 2018 Rocky View Schools (RVS) has taken a step toward recognizing and honouring Indigenous Peoples. The Board of Trustees recently approved a Land Acknowledgement that will be used at certain school jurisdiction events. Superintendent Greg Luterbach explains, “We look at it as an act of reconciliation and it’s meant to honour both the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201825 Views

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