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 The 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 WeekContinue reading “Aboriginal AIDS Awareness Week”

2016 Inuit Studies Conference

WELCOME Inuit 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)

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 opportunityContinue reading “Young Aboriginal Writers Receive James Bartleman Award”

Webinar: Bringing Knowledge Full Circle

Bringing Knowledge Full Circle: Aboriginal Children’s EDI Data and Community Stories Date: Thursday, February 26, 2015 – Time: 1:00PM to 2:30PM Click here for more details Learn more about Success by 6: http://www.successby6bc.ca/ Learn more about the Human Early Learning Partnership: http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/

Webinar for Educators (Indspire)

Upcoming webinar: “A whisper of true learning” June 11, 2014 In this webinar, Belinda C. Daniels describes her journey to developing her Indigenous teacher identity. A pivotal moment in her teaching career – a “whisper of true learning” – made her question what kind of teacher she was going to be, and awakened her nêhiyâwContinue reading “Webinar for Educators (Indspire)”

EPS launches digital comic book

EPS launches digital comic book 02-Apr-2014 “Alex Decoteau!” Alex stepped forward at the sound of his name. The small crowd of family members and well-wishers who came to witness the swearing-in of the city’s newest police officers, clapped in appreciation. One hundred and thirteen years ago, Alex Decoteau made Canadian policing history. The young MetisContinue reading “EPS launches digital comic book”

U of S and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie sign unique cross-cultural agreement

The University of Saskatchewan signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to support Aboriginal education in Saskatchewan with the founder of the Cradle Board Teaching Project, Buffy Sainte-Marie. The ceremony held Tuesday evening at the Broadway Theatre concluded with an honour song and closing prayer. “Signing this memorandum of understanding to create the Saskatchewan Cradleboard InitiativeContinue reading “U of S and educator Buffy Sainte-Marie sign unique cross-cultural agreement”

Indspire | The Art of Educator Self Care Webinar

The Indspire Institute is hosting a webinar on Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. EST followed by an interactive discussion from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. EST. Learn about strategies and techniques to become a more effective educator through diet, physical activity and meditation. For more details visit Indspire.

Canada’s Aboriginal Communities and Suicide: Called to Listen, Called to Understand

By Robert Olson, Librarian, BA, MLIS Source: SuicideInfo.ca The reasons that any individual dies by suicide are multiple and complex. There are a host of psychological and biological factors that may influence someone to take his or her own life. Typically, there are many social and cultural factors that contribute to death by suicide asContinue reading “Canada’s Aboriginal Communities and Suicide: Called to Listen, Called to Understand”