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Bowman reappointed as NIC President

December 12, 2017– NIC’s Board of Governors has renewed and extended its employment contract with John Bowman to serve as NIC President and CEO for a second term, until June 30, 2022. “You always want a successful team leader to feel appreciated, and to have no doubt about their being valued by the organization,” said […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20174 Views

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New funding to replace mouldy daycare in tsunami path – CBC

Grant will be used to create 34 new daycare spaces for the Ucluelet First Nation Dec 13, 2017 New daycare funding for the Ucluelet First Nation will be used to replace a mouldy building located in a tsunami flood zone. The $500,000 grant will help create 34 spaces in a new daycare centre to be […]

by pmnationtalk on December 13, 20173 Views

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Education and prevention the focus of human rights commission recommendations – Government of BC

December 10, 2017 VANCOUVER – On International Human Rights Day, Parliamentary Secretary for Sport and Multiculturalism Ravi Kahlon released a report with 25 recommendations for establishing the new B.C. human rights commission. The recommendations come after an eight-week public engagement that resulted in thousands of site visits, hundreds of submissions and over 80 meetings with […]

by pmnationtalk on December 11, 20178 Views

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UBC Reports – December 7, 2017 – UBC

Smartphone health apps miss some daily activity of users If you use your smartphone to monitor your physical activity, you’re probably more active than it suggests. A new UBC study finds that the iPhone’s built-in pedometer missed about 1,340 steps during a user’s typical day. LATEST NEWS The stock market gets SAD in winter, too […]

by ahnationtalk on December 8, 201712 Views

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Donated library saves young students 20 minute hike for books – Nanaimo News Now

NANAIMO — The quest for knowledge is now far less challenging for students learning in one of the country’s most unique classroom settings. The Nisaika Kum’tuks Elementary Centre, which operates out of the Boys and Girls Club on Nanaimo’s Fifth St., now has a library filled with books and new technology. The effort to donate […]

by ahnationtalk on December 7, 20179 Views

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Vancouver seeking First Nation poet laureate

Nominations are open for a published or performance poet from Vancouver’s Host Nations VANCOUVER, B.C. Unceded homelands of the Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations Vancouver is looking for its next poet laureate, and nominations for this term are open to published or performance poets from the Musqueam, Squamish or Tsleil-Waututh Nations. The poet laureate – […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 201710 Views

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Supporting Indigenous students on campus: finding the best approach – Macleans.ca

For First Nations, Metis and Inuit students to find academic success, schools need to rework their programs, curricula and campus cultures Marcus Scherer, the first in his First Nations family to graduate from high school, will soon have a university degree, too. He is just getting started. After his third summer of fighting forest fires […]

by ahnationtalk on December 5, 20178 Views

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New child-care spaces will help families around B.C.

December 04, 2017 VICTORIA – British Columbia families will benefit from thousands of new licensed child-care spaces throughout B.C., announced Minister of Children and Family Development Katrine Conroy and Minister of State for Child Care Katrina Chen. “I’m excited to be announcing that we are building thousands of child-care spaces throughout B.C., including more than […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 20179 Views

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Okanagan Indigenous students win awards – Salmon Arm Observer

Dozens of First Nations students from the Okanagan Valley are named as Aboriginal award winners Brettany Makuch is a 28 year old Metis student with her sights set on becoming a Family Nurse Practitioner. She’s moved closer to achieving that goal courtesy of a $5,000 Aboriginal Student Award she’s recently received from the Irving K. […]

by ahnationtalk on November 30, 201713 Views

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TRU: Student shares story of family’s title claim

November 29, 2017 When second-year TRU Law student Charlotte Munroe stood in front of a class recently, she was not making a regular presentation. Munroe, along with her sister Seraphine and father Jim, were special guests in Associate Professor Katie Sykes‘ Property Law class. The trio was there to talk about traditional law and governance […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201721 Views

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