WIPCE 2017 in Toronto: July 24th – July 29th, 2017

WIPCE 2017 Theme: “A Celebration of Resilience”

WIPCE

Six Nations Polytechnic and TAP Resources are excited to host the World Indigenous Peoples Conference on Education – the most prestigious Indigenous education event the world has to offer!

​We are very grateful to the Native Hawaiian Education Association, WIPCE 2014 host, for their kindness, generosity, wisdom and most of all, their friendship as we transition to 2017.

​Our team is working hard to plan an exceptional experience that showcases Indigenous peoples of this territory and beyond, with assistance from Tourism Toronto, sponsors, and community partners.​​

Please check our website frequently for news, updates, and more!

Let the adventure begin – We look forward to sharing an exciting and unforgettable experience with you in Toronto, 2017! Continue reading “WIPCE 2017 in Toronto: July 24th – July 29th, 2017”

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Indigenous Friends App

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This app is for the Indigenous community of York University and University of Manitoba.
Indigenous Friends is a mobile app that seeks to give a safe space and information to Indigenous Youth. The Mobile App currently has four main objectives:
– Connect Indigenous Youth (Chat and Directory)
– Inform about Indigenous Resources and Program (Resources, FAQs, Calendars, Events)
– Generate spaces of Discussion and Sharing (Forums)
– Crisis Management (Crisis Management Buttons)
This App has been developed with the consent and participation of the Aboriginal Community in York University in Toronto, Canada (Elders, students, faculty, staff).

Collaborators
Elders: Blu Waters, Billie Allan
Faculty: Ruth Koleszar-Green
Staff: Nancy Johnson, Jolene John, Randy Pitawanakwat
Students and community members: Lisa Stewart, Samantha Craig-Curnow, Thane Higgins, Rob Lackie, Tsitra Mckay, Jared Visitor, Mariah Abotossaway, Kayla Webber, Jesse Thistle, Candice Jacko, Robyn Grant-Moran, Serena Hill, Joseph Milando, Stefano Federici

Supervisors: Miguel Gonzalez, Stephen Chen, William Wicken

Isuma TV

About isuma-tv-captureIsumaTV is a collaborative multimedia platform for indigenous filmmakers and media organizations.
The collective platform currently carries over 5000 videos, and thousands of other images and audio files, in more than 70 different languages, on 800+ user-controlled channels, representing cultures and media organizations from Canada, U.S.A., Greenland, Norway, Sweden, Russia, Australia, New Zealand and all over Latin America. IsumaTV is available to anyone with an Internet connection and a computer or mobile device. [read more]

For information contact us at info@isuma.tv
Visit isuma.tv

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week

Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week
November 30 -December 5, 2015,
Launches on December 1st in Calgary, AB.

Leaders unite across Canada with community-based approaches to HIV and AIDS

AAAW-2015-poster-draft-2-4The Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network proudly announces national Aboriginal leadership and their supporters will gather in Calgary, AB on December 1, 2015 to launch Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week 2015. It will be accompanied by workshops across the country (Ottawa, Regina, Montreal, Winnipeg, Halifax, and Inuvik) to continue discussions on Aboriginal HIV and AIDS issues in Canada on November 30, December 2 – 5, 2015. (READ MORE)

Download AAAW Activity Guide (pdf)

More posters available here.

Dr. Darlene Kitty featured on SRC TV program Hippocrate

dr-kittyChisasibi’s Dr. Darlene Kitty, President of the Council of Physicians, Pharmacists and Dentists and member of the Board of Directors of the CBHSSJB, was the subject of a TV program that aired on national TV in November 2012. The program makes it clear why Dr. Kitty is a local hero to her patients and colleagues at the Chisasibi Regional Hospital. (read more)

Hippocrate #6 – ENGLISH VERSION from Tortuga Films on Vimeo.

Filmed in 2012, this film by Tortuga Films aired on the Société Radio-Canada TV show Hippocrate in November 2012.

2016 Inuit Studies Conference

WELCOME

logoInuit traditions are a repository of Inuit culture and a primary expression of Inuit identity. The theme for the 2016 Inuit Studies Conference invites Elders, knowledge-bearers, researchers, artists, policy-makers, students and others to engage in conversations about the many ways in which traditions shape understanding, while registering social and cultural change. (read more)

ibook: Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge

Lessons From the Earth: Storytelling, Art & Indigenous Knowledge Teacher Resource Kit – Primary Grades

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Description

Lessons From the Earth is a resource guide for educators that provides a practical application of Indigenous Knowledge into the classroom. The focus of learning is grounded in a traditional Anishinaabe story, Jiig Nong Aadsookan, The Fisher Story.  Included are sample lessons and video modules that support the traditional teachings embedded within the story. Lessons From the Earth is a provocation for student inquiry into topics such as the environment, First Peoples of Canada, Science, Social Studies, as well as important concepts such as love, respect and balance.

Available on iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

Video: Seven Grandfathers

Published on Jun 22, 2015

Grade 7/8 students at First Nations School of Toronto created the beat, wrote the lyrics, and recorded this music video on the Seven Grandfather Teachings in partnership with a.k.a. SUBLIMINAL and J-Rebel from Right to Play Canada. Please show your love and support by sharing/liking this video!

Young Aboriginal Writers Receive James Bartleman Award

News Release
Young Aboriginal Writers Receive James Bartleman Award
October 26, 2015 11:00 A.M.

Ministry of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade

Ontario is honouring six young Aboriginal writers from across the province with the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award.

The award celebrates Aboriginal youth for their creative writing efforts and provides an opportunity for them to showcase their work to a broader audience. The 2015 award recipients are:

Leera Beardy for her essay about living in Ontario’s North
Emily Mandamin for her poem about missing her mother
Darienne Martin for her poem expressing her passion for her culture
Rachel Otis for her poem about the true meaning of home
Catherine Porte for her short story about a girl who uncovers her Aboriginal heritage in a surprising way
Justice Ryan for her comic about a young girl’s escape from a residential school.

The awards were presented at a Queen’s Park ceremony today by the Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell, Lieutenant Governor of Ontario; the Honourable James Bartleman, 27th Lieutenant Governor of Ontario and the Honourable Michael Chan, Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade.
Quick Facts

The Ontario Government created the James Bartleman Aboriginal Youth Creative Writing Award in 2008 to honour the province’s 27th and first Aboriginal Lieutenant Governor. Bartleman implemented four literacy initiatives for Aboriginal youth across Ontario during his time in office.
Nominations are now open for next year’s awards. The closing date for submissions is May 31, 2016.
Eligible participants must be 18 years of age or younger at the time they submit an entry, enrolled in an Ontario school, self-identify as an Aboriginal person, and be a permanent resident of Ontario.

Additional Resources

Nominate an Aboriginal youth for a Bartleman Award.

Quotes

“Each of these young writers has a unique perspective and compelling voice. They all are wonderful examples of the diversity and richness of experience that is so essential to the cultural fabric of Ontario. I encourage each of the winners to continue sharing their stories.”

The Honourable Elizabeth Dowdeswell

Lieutenant Governor of Ontario

“I’m thrilled to see these talented young writers recognized today. They each have a story to tell that was shaped by their culture and community. Their ability to connect with us and share those stories through poetry and prose is exciting and inspiring.”

The Honourable James K. Bartleman

former Lieutenant Governor of Ontario
Michael Chan

“The Bartleman Awards present an excellent opportunity for young Aboriginal writers to be recognized for their literary talents. I hope this recognition inspires them to keep writing and expressing themselves through their words.”

Michael Chan

Minister of Citizenship, Immigration and International Trade
Media Contacts

John Gross

Office of the Lieutenant Governor

416-325-7786
Bryan Leblanc

Minister’s Office

416 325-0208
Laura Sylvis

Communications Branch

416-314-7010

Starting to Talk – Booklet

A Guide for Communities on Healing and Reconciliation from the Legacy of Indian Residential Schools.

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The Sioux Lookout Community Coalition for Healing and Reconciliation is a local group of former Indian Residential School students, clergy and interested citizens engaged in gestures of healing and reconciliation.

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