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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, 2020118 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, 202061 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, 202058 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, 202064 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, 202068 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, 2020103 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, 202059 Views

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University of Alberta reaffirms commitment to address discrimination and harassment

13 July 2020 In response to the Students’ Union recent call to action, we would like to reaffirm that the University of Alberta is a community that values and actively works to strengthen equity, diversity, and inclusivity in our learning, research, and working environments. Acts of racism against our students, faculty, and staff are not […]

by ahnationtalk on July 14, 202063 Views

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AB Government: Improving financial literacy for students

More students in Grades 3-12 will have access to programs this fall that help improve financial literacy and prepare them for work and life. Alberta Education is enhancing financial literacy in classrooms through grant partnerships with Enriched Academy and Junior Achievement chapters in Alberta. These organizations have established programming that is aligned with provincial curriculum […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202062 Views

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Portage College: Introductory Cree Language Course Spring Delivery

July 9, 2020 Starting in the fall of 2019 an Introductory Cree Language course was created jointly by Connie Twin and Tanya Fontaine. Connie and Tanya met in Cree class at the University of Alberta in the late 80’s, each coming from opposite perspectives, a fluent Cree speaker and a second language learner with no […]

by ahnationtalk on July 13, 202055 Views

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