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Kim TallBear named 2018 Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation Fellow – U Alberta

“Ultimately we’re pushing back against straight white men telling us how the world should work, and what is legitimate knowledge and what is not.” July 18, 2018 The Pierre Elliott Trudeau Foundation is an independent charity that funds and promote academic and public interest research. Each year, the Foundation awards fellowships to “intellectuals in the […]

by ahnationtalk on July 19, 201811 Views

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Canada’s Premiers Announce 2018 Literacy Award Recipients

Each Award recipient receives a certificate, signed by the Premier of their province or territory, as well as a Council of the Federation Literacy Award medallion. The Council of the Federation comprises all 13 provincial and territorial Premiers. It enables Premiers to work collaboratively, form closer ties, foster constructive relationships among governments, and show leadership […]

by ahnationtalk on July 18, 201818 Views

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Mt. Royal U: Groundbreaking new collective will improve Canada’s beloved parks

The Institute for Environmental Sustainability (IES) at Mount Royal University, with the Canadian Parks Council and founding academic partners Royal Roads University and York University’s Faculty of Environmental Studies, have announced the creation of the Canadian Parks Collective for Innovation and Leadership (CPCIL). A pan-Canadian centre of excellence, CPCIL will develop and connect emerging leaders, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 17, 201817 Views

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Keyano College has a new board chair

July 17, 2018 Maggie Farrington, a respected community leader, lawyer and compassionate Indigenous advocate, is the new chair of the Board of Governors at Keyano College. Following an open recruitment competition, Farrington was selected as the successful candidate for board chair. She is the CEO of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and previously served as […]

by pmnationtalk on July 17, 201812 Views

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Longtime Leaders in Educational Excellence Recognized at Annual General Meeting

EDMONTON, July 12, 2018 – The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) is pleased to honour the careers and contributions of five outstanding educators during its Annual General Meeting which is currently being held at the DoubleTree by Hilton West Edmonton. This year’s CTF Outstanding Indigenous Educator Award is being given to Wilfred Buck, a Science Facilitator with the Manitoba First […]

by pmnationtalk on July 13, 201822 Views

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Commentary – Better Internet service crucial for Indigenous communities – Folio

July 12 2018 Declaring broadband Internet a basic service in 2016 was only the first step. Authors suggests more is required to help remote Indigenous communities connect. The government of Canada has devoted millions of dollars to expanding broadband in Canada. But it’ll take more than money to connect all First Nations communities. In rural, […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 201821 Views

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Mount Royal U: Spirit River Striped Wolf testifies at Indigenize the Senate

Ethnic minorities should be woven in to Canada’s economic fabric One of nine Indigenous students from across Canada to be handpicked for the federal government’s Indigenize the Senate event, Mount Royal University’s Spirit River Striped Wolf recently testified in front of the nation’s most powerful lawmakers as a community representative. He brought forth his research and thoughts […]

by pmnationtalk on July 6, 201833 Views

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‘Heritage potential’ map aims to help urban planners preserve history – Folio

U of A anthropology student maps out likely sites of local First Nations archeological heritage. A University of Alberta student created a model to determine areas of potential archeological and heritage significance to help policy makers, urban planners and developers make better-informed decisions about where to set urban developments. “In the spirit of truth and […]

by ahnationtalk on July 5, 201826 Views

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AB Government: Education improvements in 2017-18: Minister Eggen

Jun 29, 2018 With the K-12 school year coming to an end, Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement highlighting several accomplishments made by government throughout the year: “I’m very proud of the work we did to continue to improve the education system during the 2017-18 school year. By reducing school fees for the beginning […]

by ahnationtalk on July 2, 201830 Views

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Bow Valley College and City of Calgary Commemorate Canada Day with the Fifth Annual Powwow and Indigenous Showcase

CALGARY – Bow Valley College’s Iniikokaan Centre and The City of Calgary have teamed up again to host the Canada Day Indigenous Showcase & Powwow at Prince’s Island Park on Sunday, July 1. More than 80,000 people are expected to take in this year’s event, which promises to offer dynamic and captivating demonstrations of traditional […]

by ahnationtalk on June 27, 201853 Views

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