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$2.9 million in support removes financial barriers for Indigenous students – folio

Indspire, CIBC help create awards for 36 Indigenous students at the University of Alberta. Carmen Poitras always knew she could make a difference as a teacher—it was getting the degree that seemed unlikely. At 39, she had three young children and two jobs in Cold Lake. She was sure she couldn’t go back to school. […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 202087 Views

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Get to know UCalgary’s new Indigenous cultural education and protocol specialist – UCalgary

Last month, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy, welcomed Elissa Twoyoungmen as the new Indigenous cultural engagement and protocol specialist. In this dynamic role, Twoyoungmen will work closely with faculties and units across the campus community to provide cultural protocol advice, training, and advocacy. She’ll also help to connect people with Traditional Knowledge Keepers to incorporate […]

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 202093 Views

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Supporting Alberta’s veterans and their families

A new post-secondary award supports our veterans as they transition from service to new careers. The Alex Decoteau Award of Honour recognizes the sacrifice of our brave Canadian Armed Forces members and their families and honours the service of Pte. Alex Decoteau. This new $5,000 award supports Albertans who have served our country and wish […]

by ahnationtalk on July 30, 2020101 Views

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U of Calgary: Scholar challenges our understanding of Indigenous political movements and the Canadian state

Political scientist Gina Starblanket one of 11 UCalgary faculty awarded Canada Research Chair positions As an Indigenous Canadian political scientist, Dr. Gina Starblanket, PhD, has frequently found herself at odds with the traditional approach of Canadian political science. “Canadian political science hasn’t always engaged with Indigenous nations as constituting legitimate political communities with legitimate political […]

by ahnationtalk on July 29, 202096 Views

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Why Indigenous communities are taking COVID-19 measures into their own hands – Folio

Local responses to pandemic are a necessity to protect people at higher risk of infectious diseases—and a strong assertion of sovereignty, says U of A expert. On the Government of Canada’s Indigenous Services web page, the first piece of information about COVID-19 is advice on how to wash your hands if you are under a […]

by ahnationtalk on July 28, 202040 Views

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Digital archives of Alberta residential schools may serve educational role – News.UCalgary

A UCalgary researcher is working with a number of partners across Canada to develop a strategy for digitally archiving the physical structures of the few remaining residential schools in Alberta. Residential schools operated across Canada and removed First Nations, Métis and Inuit children from their homes. This system disrupted cultures, lives and communities, creating long-term […]

by ahnationtalk on July 27, 202041 Views

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Commentary: Edmonton finally drops the Eskimos—and may my grandchildren never hear the E-word again – Folio

July 22 2020 It’s been a long time coming, but the CFL team’s name change was the right thing to do, says Inuk writer and researcher. It’s a good day in Edmonton. It’s a good day in Canada. It’s a good day for Inuit. After all the years that I and other Inuit Canadians have […]

by ahnationtalk on July 23, 202047 Views

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U of A launches criminology think tank

New research centre will bring together perspectives of people who work in the criminal justice system and those who experience it. A new criminology think tank aimed at bringing together scholars and community partners to examine some of the most pressing issues facing the criminal justice system was launched last week at the University of […]

by ahnationtalk on July 21, 202046 Views

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Rupertsland Student Emergency Program (RSEP)

July 20, 2020 In partnership with the Métis Nation of Alberta, and the Métis Capital Housing Corporation, the Rupertsland Institute is offering the Rupertsland Student Emergency Program (RSEP) to help students affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. With many opportunities to grow finances and professional skills lost due to the pandemic, the RESP offers eligible post-secondary […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202060 Views

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For Future Generations: Supporting Indigenous Women Leaders through Mentorship and Advocacy

Jul 17, 2020 Karen MacKenzie is a proud Cree-Métis woman, business owner, knowledge keeper, community supporter, and a program Mentor for Coady Institute’s Indigenous Women in Community Leadership (IWCL) program. “I am honoured to be a mentor in the IWCL program,” Karen says. “My motivation is to support and raise our women and youth up […]

by ahnationtalk on July 20, 202038 Views

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