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Indigenous forest grows at KPU Langley

October 01, 2018 Langley, B.C. – A new cohort of students has taken up the challenge of indigenizing and revitalizing the Logan Creek Floodplain around KPU’s Langley campus. The vision for an urban forest at Kwantlen Polytechnic University is coming to fruition thanks to a $25,000 grant from Tree Canada and the Canadian National Railway Company. The […]

by pmnationtalk on October 2, 201814 Views

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Camosun’s Dawn Smith is the first to defend doctoral dissertation in traditional territory

“What I like best about Camosun College, is that we practice what we preach,” says Dawn Smith, Camosun’s Indigenization and Sustainability Strategist, who recently became the first person in Faculty of Education at the University of British Columbia to defend her thesis in her traditional Nuu-chah-nulth territory near Port Alberni. “We don’t just talk about […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201819 Views

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Indigenous students continue to gain meaningful employment through marine industry partnerships

September 25, 2018 Camosun College’s Coastal Centre reports that 100 per cent of students recently enrolled in a collaborative marine industry program received employment immediately upon graduation. The Ship Repair Entry Level Training (SRELT) program was delivered as part of a four-year Aboriginal Marine Training and Employment Program (AMTEP) between the Coast Salish Employment and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201817 Views

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Thompson Rivers U: Celebration and reconciliation go hand-in-hand on Orange Shirt Day

Sept. 28, 2018 When you have a strong message, there’s no real need to change it up from one year to the next. Every Child Matters has been the theme since Orange Shirt Day was founded six years ago by Phyllis (Jack) Webstad of Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation (Canoe Creek Indian Band), about a 90-minute […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201817 Views

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BC Government: Minister and K-12 education partners’ statement on support for SOGI

VICTORIA – The following is a statement from Rob Fleming, Minister of Education, BC Teachers’ Federation, BC School Superintendents Association, BC School Trustees Association, BC Principals’ and Vice-Principals’ Association, CUPE BC, BC Association of School Business Officials, Federation of Independent School Associations, BC Confederation of Parent Advisory Councils, ARC Foundation, First Nations Education Steering Committee, […]

by pmnationtalk on October 1, 201814 Views

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BC Government: Student rangers end first summer on a high note

Sept. 28, 2018 VICTORIA – Looking back at her first summer spent working as a BC Parks student ranger, Emma McGrath has a list of projects that fill her with pride. On one occasion, McGrath and her crew hopped into a helicopter and flew to Wedgemount Lake in Garibaldi Provincial Park to spend four cloudless […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 201820 Views

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MNBC: Orange Shirt Day – Sunday Sept 30th 2018

September 27, 2018 In 1973 six-year-old Phyllis Jack Webstad, an Indigenous girl had been gifted a brand new orange shirt from her grandmother and wore it to the Residential (Mission) School she attended in British Columbia. Upon her arrival, school officials removed and discarded the shirt from her and replaced it with a school uniform. […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201825 Views

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Vancouver Island U: Top High School Students Earn President’s Scholarships to Pursue Their Educational Dreams

September 27, 2018 The VIU President’s Scholars program awarded 25 top high school scholars, as well as six students entering their third year of studies at VIU, full-tuition scholarships this year. From protecting BC’s natural resources; to encouraging people to lower their carbon footprints; to helping people learn and recover from illnesses and injuries, the […]

by pmnationtalk on September 28, 201820 Views

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Royal Roads U: Orange Shirt Day

Join Royal Roads students, staff and faculty to commemorate Orange Shirt Day Friday, Sept. 28 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. in the Sherman Jen Building courtyard. The event is an opportunity to honour and remember residential school survivors and their families. Phyllis Webstad, a residential school survivor, started Orange Shirt Day in 2013. When she was […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201811 Views

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Langara unveils Musqueam house post

Sep 26, 2018 Vancouver, BC – At a ceremony today, Langara College unveiled a locally carved Musqueam house post that sits in the northwest corner of the campus. The 14-foot welcome figure, carved of red cedar by Musqueam artist Brent Sparrow Jr., was carved for the College. It welcomes all visitors to the traditional unceded territory […]

by pmnationtalk on September 27, 201810 Views

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