Issue 98, Back2School 2019

First Nations University of Canada

Creating Space for Academic Excellence With a new school year upon us, we celebrate educational institutions doing great work, delivering high quality education with Indigenous knowledge and perspective. Providing post-secondary education for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students alike within a culturally supportive environment, the First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) is a unique Canadian institution specializing in Indigenous knowledge. A First Nations owned post-secondary institution, the university offers programs and services on three campuses across Saskatchewan: ... Read More »

Restoring the Sacred Bond Initiative

Empowering Women and Educating Families to Keep Communities Together In June, the Southern First Nations Network of Care, located in Winnipeg (Manitoba, Canada) officially announced the launch of a historic initiative titled Restoring the Sacred Bond. Why is this a historic undertaking, you may ask? The shocking figures of Indigenous infants and children going into care in North America, and more specifically in Canada, really came to light ... Read More »

The Grizzlies

Gut wrenching, Shocking, Painful, Funny, Inspirational and Full of Heart Based on an inspiring true story, The Grizzlies spent six weeks as the number one Canadian film in Canada last spring, and will be screened in communities and schools across the country in the new school year. A project nine years in the making, the film is directed by Toronto’s Miranda de Pencier and co-produced by ... Read More »

Elder’s Corner – Elder Redsky

SAY sought the guidance of Redsky, our resident medicine man and healer, on the topic of schooling and leaving one’s community to pursue higher education. We’ve heard it before: a young person from the reserve wants to go to college or university but is conflicted between staying in their home community and leaving for school. Unfortunately, some young people may also face negative pressure and discouragement from others, making this decision even ... Read More »

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