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TRU: Camp balances fun and higher priorities

August 17, 2018 Who says summer camp can’t be fun and address bigger issues at the same time? Not only is the TRU Aboriginal Science and Health Science Camp chock-full of activities, opportunities to use high-tech instruments and overnight at the TRU Residence and Conference Centre, but there was also an emphasis on blending Indigenous […]

by ahnationtalk on August 20, 20183 Views

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Media advisory: Minister Hajdu to visit Victoria, British Columbia

The Honourable Patty Hajdu, Minister of Employment, Workforce Development and Labour, will be in Victoria on Monday, August 20. While visiting the Oaklands Community Centre, she will discuss how the Government of Canada is improving the Canada Child Benefit to better help middle-class families and those working hard to join the middle class. She will […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201810 Views

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VIU Global Studies Graduates Make A Difference

August 16, 2018 – 3:30pm Five VIU Global Studies graduates and former VIU Professor Dr. Catherine Schittecatte gathered this summer to share about life after university. After graduating from Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Global Studies (GLST) program, Richard Kulesza wentonto complete his law degree at the Schulich School of Law at Dalhousie and is nowa Policy Analyst for the […]

by pmnationtalk on August 17, 201811 Views

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VIU Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Foundation Visiting Research Chair Focuses on Aboriginal Learning

August 16, 2018 – 9:00am “I feel very humbled,” says Drywater-Whitekiller. “It seems surreal that I have been honoured to contribute in this way.” “I am excited to welcome Virgina Drywater-Whitekiller to Vancouver Island University as the Fulbright Canada Jarislowsky Foundation Visiting Research Chair in Aboriginal Studies,” says Dr. Carol Stuart, VIU Interim Provost and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 16, 201818 Views

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VIU Supported Business Program Inspires Indigenous Youth

August 15, 2018 – 12:45pm As the only Indigenous student in his university undergraduate and graduate classes, Bernard Gilbert struggled to find connection to campus life. “There were times where I felt I did not belong in university,” says Gilbert, whose traditional name – Nlaka’pamux – translates to “Running Elk.” He is Shuswap from the Secwépemc territory. […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201814 Views

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Okanagan College: Indigenous Wood Carving returns to Kelowna campus this fall

August 15, 2018 Master carver and artist Darren McKenzie is once again setting up shop at Okanagan College with the goal of ingraining in students his passion for carving while also sharing his Indigenous knowledge and culture. Beginners flocked to McKenzie’s initial classes offered this spring, and the course is back and expanded by popular […]

by pmnationtalk on August 16, 201810 Views

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How to conserve half the planet without going hungry – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Aug 15, 2018  By Zia Mehrabi, Research Associate, University of British Columbia; Erle C. Ellis, Professor of Geography and Environmental Systems, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, and Navin Ramankutty, Professor, University of British Columbia THE CANADIAN PRESS This article was originally published on The Conversation, an independent and nonprofit source of news, analysis […]

by ahnationtalk on August 15, 201810 Views

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UVic makes push for Indigenous medical students – Sooke News Mirror

Aug. 14, 2018 For more than 15 years James Andrew has been the Indigenous student initiatives manager leading a campaign to increase the number of Indigenous medical doctors in the UBC (and by extension UVic) faculty of medicine. The Island Medical Program delivers UBC’s medical doctor program in collaboration with the University of Victoria and […]

by ahnationtalk on August 14, 201813 Views

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Training program equips Indigenous community to monitor and adapt to climate change

August 9, 2018 Royal Roads University, Ulkatcho First Nation and Keefer Ecological Services have formed a new partnership that will support the community’s capacity to study the ecological impact of climate change on key ethnobotanical species. The Ulkatcho Climate Change Effects on Traditional Species Project will support Ulkatcho First Nation to effectively monitor and respond […]

by ahnationtalk on August 10, 201821 Views

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Tsilhqot’in Nation Enhances Compliance and Education in Territory

August 9, 2018 Williams Lake, BC: The Tgilhqot’in National Government is enhancing stewardship of the Tgilhqot’in Territory through the development of the Tgilhqot’in Ranger program, along with establishing Tgilhqot’in Natural Resource Officers. These positions will be taking on the role of monitoring, compliance and education on the land. The Tgilhqot’in Ranger program began in 2015 […]

by pmnationtalk on August 10, 201822 Views

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