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Government of Canada Honours Nelson Mandela with 20 Inaugural Scholarships

December 16, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario—The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The Government of Canada has awarded 20 inaugural scholarships to graduate students at the masters and doctoral level, in honour of the late Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa and anti-apartheid leader. The Canada Graduate Scholarships (CGS) to Honour Nelson Mandela were announced following the death […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2015234 Views

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CFP: “Indigenous Literature and the Arts of Community” – in the journal Canadian Literature

This special issue of Canadian Literature was inspired by the inaugural gathering of the Indigenous Literary Studies Association (ILSA), entitled “The Arts of Community,” which was held at Six Nations of the Grand River in October 2015. Seeking to catalyze and continue the conversations developed at that event, Canadian Literature invites submissions that explore new […]

by ahnationtalk on December 18, 2015235 Views

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Upcoming events for the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives

Nipissing University’s Office of Aboriginal Initiatives has some exciting upcoming events planned. Wampum The Office of Aboriginal Initiatives with local community member Maurice Switzer will share a public presentation on the history and significance of wampum belts this January. This talk will be followed by four open beading sessions with local artist Brenda Lee. Beading […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2015202 Views

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Government of Canada Announces Research Scholarships, Grants and Partnerships for Humanities and Social Sciences

Investments in social sciences and humanities research will foster collaboration across sectors and create a strong basis for informed decision-making December 16, 2015 – Ottawa, Ontario—The Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council The Honourable Kirsty Duncan, Minister of Science, today announced investments of more than $266 million for 2015-2016, supporting research and research training in the fields of […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2015257 Views

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NU raises $5,700 for Shannen’s Dream at Ontario Universities’ Fair

Thanks to an initiative launched at the recent Ontario Universities Fair, Nipissing University raised $5,700 for Shannen’s Dream, a First Nations charity dedicated to equal education for all students. Bucking the trend of spending budget dollars on giveaways like pens, posters and hats, Nipissing’s Office of Student Recruitment pledged to donate $1.00 to Shannen’s Dream […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2015199 Views

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Martin Aboriginal Education Initiative and OISE/U of T Respond to Release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission final report

Toronto, ON – The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s final report, tabled yesterday, provides an indelible pathway for our individual and collective need to heal and reconcile our past in order to move forward. Central to moving forward on an improved relationship between Indigenous people and Canadians is helping young Indigenous people and families meet and […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2015204 Views

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Chris Furgal wins APECS Canada-ASA Mentor Award 2015

14 December 2015 Dr. Chris Furgal, Associate Professor at Trent University (Peterborough, ON), won the APECS Canada-ArcticNet Student Association Mentor Award 2015. The Mentor Award review committee received six nominations in September, which it assessed and ranked throughout the month of October. During two conference calls the committee reached a consensus-based decision. Chris was nominated […]

by ahnationtalk on December 16, 2015205 Views

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Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day calls on all levels of government to follow Up on their commitments to implement the 94 calls to action and Canadian citizens to hold them accountable

NEWS RELEASE Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day calls on all levels of government to follow Up on their commitments to implement the 94 calls to action and Canadian citizens to hold them accountable Bkejwanong Territory — (Dec 15, 2015) — Ontario Regional Chief Isadore Day is calling on all levels of government and all sectors […]

by pmnationtalk on December 15, 2015240 Views

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MNO will continue to work together with the Ministry of Education

New Memorandum of Understanding with Ministry signed On December 15, 2015, the Métis Nation of Ontario (MNO) signed a new Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Ontario Ministry of Education. The signatories to the MOU were MNO President Gary Lipinski, MNO Chair France Picotte and the Honourable Liz Sandals, Minister of Education. An earlier MOU […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015143 Views

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Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Final Report: CTF invites teachers to educate students about residential schools

December 15, 2015 Ottawa –The Canadian Teachers’ Federation (CTF) welcomes today’s release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s (TRC) final report which includes calls to action to redress the legacy of residential schools and begin the reconciliation process. For over 100 years, Aboriginal children in Canada were pulled from their families and placed in residential […]

by ahnationtalk on December 15, 2015130 Views

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