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Government of Canada Honours Nelson Mandela with 20 Inaugural Scholarships

December 16, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario—The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The Government of Canada has awarded 20 inaugural scholarships to graduate students at the masters and doctoral level, in honour of the late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader. The Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) to Honour Nelson Mandela were announced following the death […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2015277 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report: CTF invites teachers to educate students about residential schools

December 15, 2015 Ottawa –The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) welcomes today’s release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report which includes calls to action to redress the legacy of residential schools and begin the reconciliation process. For over 100 years, Aboriginal children in Canada were pulled from their families and placed in residential […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015232 Views

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Progress Shows on New School Construction

Dec. 09, 2015 CALGARY – Foundations, walls and roofs are going up at Calgary Board of Education school construction sites. Parents are starting to see a place of learning for their children that will be closer to home. Nine new schools along with the modernization of Jack James High School and the Aboriginal Learning Centre […]

by pmnationtalk on December 9, 2015199 Views

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SOI launches POLAR Inspiration Grant program

December 8, 2015. Students on Ice, in partnership with Polar Knowledge Canada (POLAR), have launched the POLAR Inspiration Grants program with a total budget of $15,000 for initiatives led by SOI’s Arctic alumni that benefit a community, area or region in the Canadian Arctic. Each proposed project is eligible for a grant of up to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015201 Views

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The Native Ambassador Post-Secondary Initiative (NAPI) – December Lighthouse Award

Dec. 07, 2015 The Board of Trustee’s Lighthouse Award for the month of December was presented to the Native Ambassador Post-Secondary Initiative (NAPI). NAPI is a community-based Aboriginal youth outreach program designed to motivate and empower Aboriginal youth to become future leaders and to seek the leader within. The Native Ambassador Post-Secondary Initiative has been […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015209 Views

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What can we learn from First Nations environmental activism?

Werklund’s Greg Lowan-Trudeau receives SSHRC Insight Grant to develop teaching resources based on indigenous protests If you Google the phrase “current indigenous land claims Canada,” the query will return a surprising number of entries on the topic. Disputes over land use, resource development, and ecological issues in indigenous territories throughout Canada are widespread. That’s no […]

by ahnationtalk on December 9, 2015160 Views

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First Nations Colleges Health Careers Award

The First Nations Colleges Health Careers Award is part of the Indigenous Awards pilot project launched during 2015-16 academic year.  The purpose of the award is to encourage Indigenous Albertans (First Nations, Metis, and Inuit) to pursue and complete post-secondary studies in Certificate, Diploma, Applied Degree, and Bachelor’s Degree programs in Health Careers. To find […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015168 Views

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Researchers say resource sector can prosper by establishing social partnerships, engaging communities

Major resource projects are more likely to make it through the approval process and ultimately achieve economic success if industry first develops strong social partnerships with community stakeholders, says a new C.D. Howe Institute report authored by University of Lethbridge researchers Drs. Geoffrey Hale and Yale Belanger. In the report titled, From ‘Social Licence’ to […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015120 Views

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First Nations Child Poverty: A Literature Review and Analysis (2015)

Language English Author: Melisa Brittain and Cindy Blackstock Publisher: First Nations Children’s Action Research and Education Service (FNCARES) Year Published: 2015 Abstract: This is a literature review and analysis of existing research on First Nations child poverty, examining its historical and contemporary causes and effects. The authors also evaluate existing poverty measures and outline existing […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 2015147 Views

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NAISA Election Nominations

Call for NAISA Officer Nominations: (Deadline extended to December 3) The NAISA election process is underway with the opening of the nominations process. The Nominations Committee will be accepting nominations from Thursday November 5, 2015 until Thursday December 3rd, 2015. The Committee will take these recommendations under advisement as we assemble a full slate of […]

by pmnationtalk on December 2, 2015188 Views

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