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Aboriginal student results improving, but ministry can do more

November 5, 2015 VICTORIA – Auditor General of British Columbia Carol Bellringer issued her latest audit today – Education of Aboriginal Students in the B.C. Public School System. Results for Aboriginal students have historically been poor when compared to non-Aboriginal students. In 2000, the provincial graduation rate for Aboriginal students was only 39%, compared to […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2015273 Views

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New job skills training for Moricetown Band

A series of new community-based job skills training courses will provide greater access to sustainable employment for members of the Moricetown Band. The training will focus primarily on jobs related to the growing liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry. The $385,000 KyahWorks program will be overseen by Moricetown Band and administered by Kyah Wiget Education Society […]

by pmnationtalk on November 6, 2015259 Views

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Media Advisory: Indigenous forum to creatively explore city building

Indigenous leaders, artists and community members will tap creativity to explore the theme of city building at the first Indigenous City Gathering on Saturday, Nov. 7 from 6:30-10 p.m. at SFU Woodward’s in Vancouver. Designed to spark conversation and connections, the event will feature storytelling through live painting, traditional foods and memorable performances. Hosted by […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015246 Views

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Honorary degrees for Aboriginal sports leader, Afghan war vet

The University of Victoria will grant honorary degrees to a dedicated First Nations community sports leader and a veteran of Canada’s Afghan war effort who has become an advocate for brain injury survivors. Skip Dick and Captain Trevor Greene will receive UVic’s highest academic honour during Fall Convocation ceremonies, Nov. 9 and 10, at the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015214 Views

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Funding for Aboriginal skills training in the Lower Mainland

Metro Vancouver, B.C. – Over the next three years, members of the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem First Nations will receive a hands-on education through Kwantlen Polytechnic University (KPU) thanks to a $2.7-million investment by the B.C. government. The funding will bring skills and trades training for LNG jobs to 188 participants, including those who […]

by ahnationtalk on November 5, 2015191 Views

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New tools for Aboriginal youth for making good decisions about sharing online

Nov 04, 2015. Today, Facebook, MediaSmarts and Aboriginal Peoples Television Network (APTN)N released a series of newly translated guides for Aboriginal teens, which provide tips for sharing and making decisions online. The Think Before You Share guides were released in Winnipeg during the opening of the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation at the University […]

by pmnationtalk on November 4, 2015220 Views

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$455,000 Awarded to 91 BC Students in Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships

VICTORIA, BC – 91 students will receive Ike Barber Transfer Scholarships worth $5,000 each to assist them in moving between BC post-secondary institutions in 2015. The scholarships are awarded annually by the Irving K Barber BC Scholarship Society to undergraduate students who have completed at least one year at a public post-secondary institution in BC […]

by ahnationtalk on November 4, 2015247 Views

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NIC Plan 2020 Puts Students First

November 2, 2015 – North Island College unveiled its strategic plan today and student experiences and success will be priority Number 1 for the next five years. NIC Plan 2020 outlines nine key priorities and 45 goals for the college between 2016 and 2020. “We met with more than 500 people from central to northern […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2015185 Views

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Funding for Aboriginal skills training on Lower Mainland

The British Columbia government is investing $2.7 million to ensure more First Nations people in the Lower Mainland have greater access to skills and trades training for LNG jobs. Over the next three years, 188 participants from the Musqueam, Squamish, Tsleil-Waututh and Kwikwetlem First Nations will receive new skills through courses administered by Kwantlen Polytechnic […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2015288 Views

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NIC This Week: NIC Events for the Week of November 2-6, 2015

Dinner with NIC Port Hardy and the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre Embrace your learning pathway at a free celebratory dinner with NIC and the Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre. The dinner marks the launch of a partnership between Sacred Wolf Friendship Centre and NIC’s Adult Basic Education Department. It will be held Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2015 […]

by ahnationtalk on November 3, 2015287 Views

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