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Exshaw School facing closure after Ottawa slashes funding for Indigenous students – CTV News

December 17, 2019 CALGARY — Next year could be the last for Exshaw School, forcing 200 First Nations students to find a new school. Indigenous Services Canada has cut the school district’s per-student funding from $19,268 per student to approximately $11,500. That amounts to a $1.68 million shortfall that would force the district to close […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 201947 Views

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Nursing students help Indigenous youth envision a university education – UCalgary

Community health placement in Morley is eye-opening for second-year students and Stoney Nakoda youth A group of second-year nursing students hopes that opening the doors (literally) of UCalgary to 23 Grade 10, 11 and 12 students from Morley Community School (MCS) will help those high school students envision a future at university and maybe even […]

by ahnationtalk on December 17, 201943 Views

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Federal funding shortfall leaves school with 99% Indigenous population facing possible closure – CBC

School is mostly made up of students from Stoney Nakoda First Nation Dec 15, 2019 A school with a student population that is 99 per cent Indigenous may be forced to close its doors due to a budget shortfall, school officials said Sunday. Exshaw School is a kindergarten to Grade 8 school located in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 201954 Views

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Relationships and partnerships at core of President’s Installation Ceremony

I was very moved on November 12, the day of my official Installation as Red Deer College’s 11th President. Thank you to everyone who came to the ceremony to extend your warm wishes and show your support, and thank you to all those who have made my wife, Joanne, and I feel welcome in the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 10, 201967 Views

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Portage Honours Community Partnerships with a Pipe Ceremony and the Opening of a Student Lounge.

On December 2, 2019, Portage College invited all the regional communities to participate in a traditional pipe ceremony to honour all of the First Nations and Metis communities within the College region. This gathering was to celebrate friendship and education and to mark the College’s commitment to ongoing partnership. The event was held at the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201968 Views

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Métis educator wins award for developing program to help teenage mothers – APTN

December 5, 2019 A Métis assistant professor at the University of Alberta has won an award for her work helping to develop a program for teenage mothers. Melissa Tremblay has spent the past four years helping to develop a program to give mothers the best chance for success. cstewart@aptn.ca Read More: https://aptnnews.ca/2019/12/05/metis-educator-wins-award-for-developing-program-to-help-teenaged-mothers/

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201966 Views

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Indigenous learning centre says it’s being evicted by UCP government – CTV News

December 3, 2019 EDMONTON — The Nechi Institute, an Indigenous learning centre in Alberta, says it is in crisis mode after being handed an eviction notice by the UCP government. In a letter, Nechi Institute CEO Marilyn Buffalo says the learning centre must vacate its current location in Sturgeon County by March 31, after 45 […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201963 Views

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Students present on Indigenous People issues – Hanna Herald

November 27, 2019 It’s time for another round of Inclusivity Projects presented by students across Prairie Land School Division. On Nov. 18 Jensen Battle and Sonya Nielsen of Delia school and Liam McKeage of J.C. Charyk held an presentation at J.C. Charyk school for students from both schools to help spread awareness of the issues […]

by ahnationtalk on November 27, 201935 Views

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Banff Centre’s 2020 Music Programming Announced

BANFF, AB, November 14, 2019 – Coinciding with autumn’s first snowfall in the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity’s full line-up of 2020 residency programs in music has been released. Under the artistic leadership of an esteemed cohort of program directors, Banff music programs will cover a range of forms and themes, […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201941 Views

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Land-based learning camp opens pathway to university for for northern students – Folio

November 15 2019 Ten-day camp challenges students in Gwich’in community to live on the land while earning high-school and university course credits. When 17-year-old Kristopher Colin heard about the opportunity to earn university credits while participating in a fish camp near his home community of Fort McPherson, he knew he couldn’t pass it up. “[Land-based […]

by ahnationtalk on November 15, 201936 Views

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