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Royal Roads U: First grads complete certificate program in Kitselas Nation

Thirteen students have successfully completed courses in the Certificate in Cultural and Natural Resources Assessment (CCNRA) program offered by Royal Roads University in partnership with the Kitselas Nation. The graduates, members of the Kitselas Nation, Métis Nation and Gitxsan Nation, began the program in April. The program took place in the community of Gitaus in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 201814 Views

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Cowichan Tribes Elders Teach Land-based Sustainability Course at VIU

December 5, 2018 Enhanced connections to the land, a deeper appreciation for the culture of local First Nations communities and the desire to pass these experiences on to others were key takeaways for students enrolled in a land-based teacher education course offered at Vancouver Island University’s (VIU’s) Cowichan Campus. Co-taught by Education Professor Nadine Cruickshanks […]

by pmnationtalk on December 6, 20185 Views

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Announcements – December 2018 – University Affairs

DEC 05 2018 University of Regina president Vianne Timmons is one of 12 recipients of a 2019 Indspire Award. The awards, formally known as the National Aboriginal Achievement Awards, celebrate and encourage excellence throughout Canada’s Indigenous communities. Dr. Timmons grew up in Labrador and is of Mi’kmaq heritage. After she earned her education degree in […]

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 20185 Views

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UVic hosted national reconciliation event

December 04, 2018 UVic was host of the fourth National Building Reconciliation Forum, held earlier this month at UVic in partnership with Universities Canada. The annual gathering serves as a way to explore how universities, governments and Indigenous communities can work together to answer the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action. President Jamie Cassels felt it was […]

by pmnationtalk on December 5, 201810 Views

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84,000 Students Across Canada to Take Part in Canada Learning Code Week December 3-10 | CodeWeek.ca

TORONTO, Dec. 3, 2018 – 84,000 Canadian students will participate in the 2nd annual Canada Learning Code Week December 3-10 in over 200 communities across the country. Canada Learning Code Week gives teachers and community groups the free resources required to introduce coding to students with a fun-filled week of learning the digital skills crucial […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201812 Views

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Archaeologists look to make BC Indigenous site an outdoor classroom – Vernon Morning Star

The 2.4-hectare two-millennium old Ye’yumnuts village was the focus of fight to protect the site Dec. 1, 2018 Eric McLay envisions kiosks, fencing, an outdoor classroom, interpretive signage and trails at the site of an ancient native village in Duncan, located in the Cowichan Valley on Vancouver Island. McLay, who is an archaeologist, and members […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201813 Views

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UBCIC Congratulates Grand Chief Stewart Phillip on Honorary Doctor of Laws Degree from UBC

(Coast Salish Territory/Vancouver, B.C. – November 29, 2018) UBCIC President Grand Chief Stewart Phillip was recognized yesterday with an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of British Columbia for his life-long advocacy and work. Grand Chief Phillip is well-known for his commitment and dedication to advocating for Indigenous Title and Rights, and all […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201812 Views

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Indigenous novelist Richard Wagamese’s final work to be celebrated at UVic – Times Colonist

December 2, 2018 Richard Wagamese was an Indigenous novelist whose characters, prose and dialogue sparkled from the page. But most important, he was the creator, parent and protector of stories, say people who knew him. “Richard really believed everybody had a story,” said Shelagh Rogers, host of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, chancellor of the […]

by ahnationtalk on December 3, 201810 Views

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BC Government: Indigenous grads and businesses fast-track leadership success

November 28, 2018 VANCOUVER – A partnership opportunity for Indigenous post-secondary graduates to develop their business and leadership skills also will provide British Columbia businesses with Indigenous knowledge and perspectives. The partnership between the Province, the B.C. Assembly of First Nations (BCAFN), the Business Council of B.C. (BCBC) and Vancouver Island University (VIU) will match […]

by pmnationtalk on November 29, 201818 Views

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Coyote Project unites multiple TRU departments in Indigenization – The Omega

Two-year project, funded $165,000 a year, helps nine faculties, TRU World and Open Learning with Indigenization Nov. 27, 2018 The Secwépemc people of the B.C. Interior tell a story about Coyote, who is known for being a powerful transformer. That story, Coyote Brings Food from the Upper World, tells how Coyote brought to Earth the […]

by ahnationtalk on November 29, 201816 Views

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