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Motion to rename Oliver, Dan Knott schools before EPSB Tuesday – CTV Edmonton

September 8, 2020 EDMONTON — Edmonton’s public school board will discuss on Tuesday a motion to rename two of its schools, whose namesakes were affiliated with the Ku Klux Klan and racist government policies. The proposal by trustee Michael Janz suggests the board follows the same process for naming new schools and gathers community feedback […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 202031 Views

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Child advocates ring the alarm as new report highlights unprecedented impact of COVID-19

Calgary, September 1, 2020 – A new report documents how Canadian children have been adversely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings of Raising Canada 2020 reveal that many of the top threats to childhood, including mental illness, food insecurity, child abuse, physical inactivity and poverty may be increasing – or are in danger of […]

by ahnationtalk on September 2, 202023 Views

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Ethnofiction tells the truth about Edmonton’s Indigenous Hip Hop culture – Macewan.ca

August 26, 2020 Not only does Dr. Michael B. MacDonald’s latest film, Unspittable, shed light on the lived experiences of the Edmonton hip-hop group of the same name, the 32-minute work of ethnofiction is also breaking new ground in the study of music and culture. With support from a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 202057 Views

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Calls grow to remove Alberta curriculum advisor over ‘racist’ First Nation remarks – CTV News

August 27, 2020 CALGARY — Critics are calling for the removal of a newly-appointed provincial advisor after a controversial article mentioning Indigenous history and education surfaced. Last month, Chris Champion was named as an advisor for Alberta’s curriculum review. But after an article with a C.P. Champion byline was discovered that appears to question the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 28, 202048 Views

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Two Bears named Tier II Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology

August 24, 2020 The Government of Canada has named Jackson Two Bears, associate professor of Indigenous art studio and media arts at the University of Lethbridge, a Tier II Canada Research Chair (CRC) in Indigenous Arts Research and Technology. As a Kanien’kehá:ka (Mohawk) person, the core of Two Bears’ research is respect: respect for land, […]

by ahnationtalk on August 25, 202067 Views

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Computer Recycling in Canada, Calgary donation to Alexis First Nation School with the Help of MLA Shane Getson

EDMONTON, AB, Aug. 24, 2020  – The Electronic Recycling Association (ERA) and long-standing donor Shell Canada will be working with MLA Shane Getson to donate 50 laptops, 5 projectors, and 5 printers to the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation School. Chief Tony Alexis and board members will be in attendance to receive the generous donation. Bojan […]

by ahnationtalk on August 24, 202075 Views

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U of A online course on Indigenous culture sees popularity surge amid Black Lives Matter movement – Folio

August 19 2020 New students are flocking to the Indigenous Canada MOOC to help understand systemic racism and social inequities, say experts behind the course. Since its launch in 2017, the massive open online course Indigenous Canada has been among the most popular MOOCs in Canada but in the first half of 2020, its popularity […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202083 Views

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Community-run high school in Fort Chipewyan a success after first semester – Fort McMurray Today

“We’ve tried to do things very barrier-free,” said Kerri Ceretzke, the principal of the community school. “It’s also community-driven. There is a sense of local pride in it.” August 18, 2020 Fort Chipewyan’s Indigenous leaders are declaring a community-run school a success after years of warning of an “education crisis” in the hamlet. The Fort Chipewyan […]

by ahnationtalk on August 19, 202080 Views

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PowerED™ and Banff Centre partner to transform ‘Project Management for Indigenous Organizations’ into an enriched, online format

PowerED™ by Athabasca University and Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity are forging a new partnership that will enable the Banff Centre to digitally transform the ‘Project Management for Indigenous Organizations’ program for online delivery. Banff Centre, located within Banff National Park, is a champion of arts and creativity, and integrates the power of the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 18, 202080 Views

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MNA: Resources for Going Back to School

August 12th, 2020 On behalf of the Department of Children and Family Services, we want to offer the best resources to help parents understand how going back to school in Alberta is going to work. Find official Government of Alberta Resources below: Get the facts for back to class for 2020-2021 Parents’ Guide for the […]

by ahnationtalk on August 12, 202097 Views

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