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Grade 11 English Course: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis and Inuit Voices – St. Clair CDSB

January 19, 2022 Dear Parents/Guardians, Beginning in the 2022-2023 school year, all Grade 11 students of the St. Clair Catholic District School Board will be taking a compulsory new Grade 11 English course: Understanding Contemporary First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Voices (NBE 3C and NBE 3U).  This course replaces the previous compulsory Grade 11 English […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202214 Views

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Indigenous educational institute earns accreditation – Northern Ontario Business

Kenjgewin Teg will soon be able to grant certificates, diplomas and degrees Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute (KTEI) on Manitoulin Island has achieved accreditation in the province of Ontario, a first step in giving the school authority to grant certificates, diplomas, and degrees. KTEI announced on Jan. 14 it has earned accreditation through the Indigenous Advanced Education […]

by ahnationtalk on January 19, 202215 Views

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Pickering school re-named in honour of Indigenous environmental and clean water advocate – Insauga.com

January 18, 2022 A world-renowned water advocate, a residential school survivor and the great-aunt of teenage ‘water warrior’ Autumn Peltier will grace the name of an elementary school in Pickering formerly named after John A. Macdonald. The school, located at 777 Balaton Avenue, will now be known as Biidassige (Josephine) Mandamin Public School, in honour […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202278 Views

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Build, play and learn: uOttawa leading play-based learning and teaching initiative across Canada

University of Ottawa researchers received a LEGO Foundation grant to create a Canadian Playful Schools network During the COVID-19 pandemic, many children lost the opportunity to interact with their friends and learn through play, as they toiled away for hours at their online learning assignments. This prompted researchers at the University of Ottawa’s Faculty of […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202212 Views

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Laurier appoints Heidi Northwood as senior executive officer: global strategy

Waterloo – In support of Wilfrid Laurier University’s internationalization efforts, a key priority outlined in the Laurier Strategy: 2019-2024, the university has appointed Heidi Northwood as senior executive officer: global strategy to lead strategic institutional internationalization activities. Northwood, the senior executive officer of Laurier’s Brantford campus, has been appointed to this pan-university position for a two-year […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202212 Views

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A vision realized: trainee leads pilot project to deliver eye care to Indigenous children in Toronto – DLSPH

A study by the Canadian National Institute for the Blind found one-third of Indigenous Canadians have not had an eye exam within the last two years. Moreover, research has shown Indigenous children experience high levels of astigmatism, an irregularity in the shape of the cornea that causes blurred vision. Poor sight has a knock-on effect […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202212 Views

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First Nations children and the cruel shadow of COVID – Toronto Star

Jan. 17, 2022 The COVID-19 pandemic has taken a bad and difficult situation in Indigenous communities and made things much worse, often seriously so. Indigenous children were already disadvantaged, even before the pandemic. Now, access to basic supports like reliable internet service and tablets or other learning devices remains scarce in many classrooms and households. […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202213 Views

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Deaf Oneida student achieves academic success amid pandemic – CBC

Jan 18, 2022 Kastoslote Elijah plans to study art and Indigenous languages at Hawaii university Kastoslote Elijah, a teen from Oneida Nation of the Thames near London, Ont., was born deaf, so online learning during the pandemic came with unique challenges. However, she remained committed to her goal of getting into post-secondary school. Elijah, 17, […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202213 Views

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Manitoulin Island educational institute receives accreditation – CTV News

Jan. 17, 2022 Sudbury – Kenjgewin Teg, located on M’Chigeeng First Nation on Manitoulin Island, is now an officially accredited Indigenous institution in Ontario. The organization received its credentials from the Indigenous Advanced Education and Skills Council. Indigenous institutes are the third pillar in Ontario’s post-secondary education sector, and upon a successful organization review, can […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202210 Views

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Coates: COVID’s disruption to education is hurting Indigenous kids the most – Ottawa Citizen

Jan 17, 2022 Ignoring the learning challenges facing First Nations could unleash employment and career development calamities that shackle an entire generation. The pandemic has battered our country, the cracks papered over by the expenditure of vast sums of public money. When this scourge finally comes under control, Canada will face a massive and expensive […]

by ahnationtalk on January 18, 202211 Views

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