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New Partnership to Provide Opportunities for Indigenous Youth to Explore Innovation and STEM Learning Within a Traditional Cultural Context

Calgary, AB – Innovation, tradition and resiliency will be the key areas of focus of a new partnership between MindFuel and Future Skills Centre, who are embarking on a two-year project to reduce barriers to education for Indigenous youth from rural British Columbia, Alberta and Yukon. Indigenous youth, especially those in rural communities, face a […]

by ahnationtalk on April 9, 202111 Views

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UCalgary co-hosts pan-Canadian discussion on Indigenous initiatives in education – UCalgary News

Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement Michael Hart hosts April 14 event designed to forge synergies, share learnings, and build connections between Indigenous academic leaders Universities across the country are stepping forward to address the Calls to Action presented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, developing programs that include Indigenous knowledge and traditions into formal university academic […]

by ahnationtalk on April 7, 202113 Views

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Faulty and incomplete’: Treaty Six Chiefs, Alberta Metis demand UCP rewrite new curriculum – CTV News

EDMONTON — Leaders from two of Alberta’s most prominent Indigenous groups criticized the UCP government for its recent rewrite of the elementary school curriculum Wednesday. Both the Metis Nation of Alberta (MNA) and The Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 Chiefs are calling for the curriculum to be redone, and they want a seat at that […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202132 Views

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The Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 First Nations Chiefs reject the draft K-6 Education Curriculum proposed by the Provincial Government

The Confederacy of Treaty No. 6 Chiefs are concerned with the draft K-6 Education Curriculum expected to be tabled by Provincial Education Minister Adriana LaGrange. What was anticipated to be an opportunity to tell future generations of Albertans about the fulsome and diverse history of this province, including the histories of Treaty First Nations that […]

by ahnationtalk on April 1, 202116 Views

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Métis Nation of Alberta calls for re-draft of K-6 curriculum

Edmonton (March 31, 2021) – The Métis Nation of Alberta (MNA) is calling on the Government of Alberta to redraft its proposed K-6 curriculum, citing monumental concerns about the Euro-American colonial undertones. The MNA and its education and training affiliate Rupertsland Institute had very little input into the design of the curriculum despite several attempts […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202123 Views

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UCalgary launches data dashboard to promote equity, diversity and inclusion – UCalgary News

Collecting key demographic data is vital step in creating equitable pathways on campus This month, the Office of Equity, Diversity and Inclusion launched a new Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) dashboard with key metrics for students, faculty and staff using categories referenced within Statistics Canada. High-quality data, gathered campus-wide will be shown in various tables […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202120 Views

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Alberta’s Colleges Adapt to Meet the Needs of Students, Industry

As Alberta’s economy recovers and moves forward, Alberta’s colleges are ready to lead the way, providing real world experience and cutting-edge research to support Albertans and the communities where they live. Alberta’s colleges are teaching skills to students that prepare them to enter the provincial workforce and are working closely with partners to ensure programs […]

by ahnationtalk on March 31, 202118 Views

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Cree Elder who reviewed Alberta’s new K-6 curriculum says she can’t endorse it – Globalnews.ca

March 28, 2021 A Cree Elder who was part of a working group tasked by the UCP government to review the First Nations, Metis and Inuit portions of its new kindergarten to grade six curriculum says it is missing huge pieces of Indigenous history, and she cannot endorse it. “The work in this curriculum has […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202112 Views

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How universities can support Indigenous online learners in the COVID-19 pandemic – University Affairs

MAR 29 2021 Indigenous people with experience guiding culturally safe talking circles in an online environment can work with students to nurture safe virtual spaces. As the second wave of the pandemic wears on, Indigenous students are facing challenges. At Athabasca University, we conducted a study to learn how Indigenous students at our university are […]

by ahnationtalk on March 29, 202116 Views

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FMPSD’s first land-based learning camp for Indigenous students a success – Fort McMurray Today

After a year of planning, Indigenous students in the Fort McMurray Public School District (FMPSD) were off to learn about hunting, trapping and survival from an experienced trapper in Anzac. The division hopes to make this style of learning a regular feature within the school system. For two days beginning March 18, Justin Bourque, CEO […]

by ahnationtalk on March 25, 202112 Views

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