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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, 202154 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, 202152 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, 202148 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, 202144 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, 202149 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, 202144 Views

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University of Blue Quills launches Indigenous family literacy program – Toronto Star

March 24, 2021 (ANNews) – On March 18, 2021 the University of Blue Quills (UnBQ) announced the launch of “Read, Learn, Laugh,” a family literacy program resource guide for supporting Indigenous family literacy. The Read Learn Laugh Program resource guide focuses on developing and promoting literacy skills for adults and their young children. The program […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202148 Views

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A UCalgary reflection on International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination

Yesterday, March 21, was the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination — an opportunity for us all to reflect upon the work we must do as a society to unlearn racism and promote racial justice. Over the past year, as a university community and as a society more broadly, we have had overdue, difficult, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2021129 Views

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Water is a human right: Advocacy group dives into water crises affecting Indigenous populations – UCalgary

World Water Day event March 22 highlights injustices facing communities under boil water advisories across Canada Your alarm goes off for work and you roll out of bed, making your way to the kitchen. Once you get there you pour a glass of water, quenching your thirst from the night before as you begin washing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 2021103 Views

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MacEwan U: Exploring the power of meditation in decolonizing trauma

On February 24, the MacEwan University community gathered online for Decolonizing, Mindfulness and Transformations, the second forum of the 2021 Interdisciplinary Dialogue: COVID-19’s Calls to Reimagine Relations in collaboration with MacEwan’s ahcâhk maskwa osihcikêwina – Spirit Bear Dialogues and University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills. Led by 2 Crees in a Pod hosts Amber Dion […]

by ahnationtalk on March 23, 202148 Views

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