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Indigenous education framework established for Alberta’s children services workers – CISN Country

June 26, 2018 Alberta Children’s Services staff will receive training starting this fall about the impacts and history of colonialism. The province said the new Indigenous Cultural Understanding Framework will give staff a better understanding of the challenges and barriers Indigenous people face, so they can better serve the community. The framework will cover topics […]

by ahnationtalk on June 26, 201835 Views

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U of A’s Billy-Ray Belcourt wins third literary prize in less than a month – Folio

Emerging poet follows national Griffin Prize win and Indigenous Voices Award with Robert Kroetsch Award for his poetry collection, This Wound is a World—not to mention a national Trudeau Scholarship. Billy-Ray Belcourt is getting used to winning. This time the University of Alberta doctoral student in English managed not to cry at the podium when […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201838 Views

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Norquest College: Indigenous Peoples Day: more than a holiday

June 21, 2018 For most people, June 21 represents the official start of summer. But to Canadians, this important date is a culmination of celebrating, honouring, and remembering all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis during National Indigenous Peoples Day. National Indigenous Peoples Day was first recognized in 1982. The date was chosen, following consultation with […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201834 Views

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Popular online course provides Indigenous perspectives to students worldwide – Folio

With more than 23,000 registered students, U of A’s Indigenous Canada was the most popular MOOC in Canada last year. When Jennifer Ward signed up for the Indigenous Canada massive open online course (MOOC), she didn’t quite know what to expect. “You know when you watch a really great TV show and there’s a cliffhanger? […]

by ahnationtalk on June 25, 201824 Views

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Norquest College: Community Impact 2018 a must read!

June 19, 2018 This fresh and bold edition of Community Impact invites you to step into the stories of NorQuest College students, graduates, employees, donors, and partners. Check out these real, concrete examples of how NorQuest College is transforming lives. NT5

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201829 Views

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Cree curriculum at heart of new Alberta First Nation education plan – Global News

June 20, 2018 Alberta’s education minister signed a new education framework with a First Nation south of Edmonton on Wednesday morning. Education Minister David Eggen met with the four Maskwacis to sign the agreement that’s intended to give kindergarten to Grade 12 students in the community access to a Cree-based curriculum. The agreement will provide […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201832 Views

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Celebrating agreement to support Maskwacis students

Jun 20, 2018 Education Minister David Eggen issued the following statement about today’s Education Framework Agreement signing ceremony with the four Maskwacîs Cree First Nations: “Today, I was pleased to participate in a formal signing ceremony with the four Maskwacîs Cree Nations to mark the finalization of the Maskwacîs Cree – Government of Alberta Framework […]

by ahnationtalk on June 20, 201822 Views

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Newly named U of A residences honour Indigenous culture and history – Folio

June 15 2018 Two new residence buildings will bear the names of former senator Thelma Chalifoux and the Cree word for a plant used to build sweat lodges. The University of Alberta announced the names of its two newest residences today at a meeting of its board of governors. Thelma Chalifoux Hall, named in honour […]

by ahnationtalk on June 18, 201831 Views

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UCalgary archaeology students spearhead Aboriginal Youth Engagement Program – UCalgary Today

Indigenous high school students take part in archaeological excavations at Cluny Fortified Village As she counted down the days leading up to her high school class archaeological dig on Blackfoot territory at the Cluny Fortified Village, nobody was more thrilled for 16-year-old Kerisa McHugh-Kerr than her grandmother. “My grandma is the one person I always […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201828 Views

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AB Government: Indigenous programming at affordable child centres

Jun 14, 2018 Alberta children are learning about traditional language and culture, with five new $25-a-day child care centres offering Indigenous-focused programming. Little Sundance Daycare in Calgary is one of six Early Learning and Child Care (ELCC) centres across Alberta implementing Indigenous-focused programming, including traditional drumming, storytelling and lessons in Michif, Blackfoot and Cree. “Reconciliation […]

by ahnationtalk on June 14, 201827 Views

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