Education

Giant Floor Map Offers New Understanding of Indigenous History

The Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) has released a learning tool that offers students and their teachers a new way to learn about the history of Canada. The Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada Giant Floor Map shows unsettled land claims, as well as treaties and settlement lands, reserves, and locations of former residential schools in Canada. The Giant Floor Map, without provincial and territorial boundaries, is unlike ... Read More »

The Seven Lessons of the Medicine Wheel

By: Kelly J. Beaulieu, B.A., BSc Ag The Science of the Medicine Wheel Many cultures have attempted to track the movements of the sun, the moon and the stars and have used these celestial bodies to measure time, to follow specific geographic routes using cardinal directions and to relate to the physical and spiritual world they live in. There are ... Read More »

Laurier-Syracuse Exchange Program: Building Indigenous Curricula across Borders

In Winter 2019, three Indigenous students from Wilfrid Laurier University (Ontario, Canada) and three Indigenous students from Syracuse University (New York, USA) will exchange places and work together to develop Indigenous curriculum content. “This program will be an exciting and unusual opportunity for Indigenous students to influence and have input into curriculum development,” says Jean Becker, Senior Advisor of Indigenous ... Read More »

Red River College charts a new course for advancing Indigenous achievement

Enhanced Programs and Supports on tap to recruit, retain new students By Dean Pritchard   It’s easy to see why Rebecca Chartrand’s colleagues call her a whirlwind. Just five months into the job, Red River College’s first Executive Director of Indigenous Strategy has already championed the creation of three new programs aimed at growing the school’s Indigenous student population, and ... Read More »

Robotics – Career Exploration and Discovery

In 2014, Cogmation Robotics partnered with First Peoples Development Inc. to introduce the world of software development and coding to youth in remote Manitoba First Nations communities. SAY sat down with Chris Schulz, General Manager and Vice President of Special Projects at Cogmation Robotics and Barb Moran, Project Coordinator at First Peoples Development Inc. (FPDI) who manages this program, to ... Read More »

Manitoba First Nations School System- The First of its Kind

Since 1999, the Manitoba First Nations Education Resource Centre Inc. (MFNERC) has provided a range of support services to 56 locally-controlled First Nations schools based on direction, identified needs and input from First Nations Education Directors and local First Nations education staff and community members. The role of MFNERC continues to evolve since it was first established in 1998 based on resolutions ... Read More »

Aboriginal Small Business Management

Starting up your own business can be overwhelming if you don’t have the right knowledge and skills necessary as a first- time entrepreneur. The Aboriginal Small Business Management Program is a recognized Ontario Colleges Certificate offered in partnership with Mohawk College of Applied Arts and Technology and Ogwehoweh Skills and Trades Training Centre (OSTTC). The two-semester program for Indigenous peoples ... Read More »

Do you consider it “nerdy” to visit your Career Counsellor?

‘Building a personal relationship with the client first, rather than focusing on the creation of a productive professional relationship, may be a useful approach. Since each individual and each situation is unique, it is up to counselors to select and tailor the strategies by taking into account the local realities, the particular needs of each client, and their own strengths ... Read More »

Career Development

By L.C. Stanley So you are working for your community and have some specific skills – but now your kids want to go to a higher-learning institution situate in a non-native community. You would like to move your family and are pretty sure you have the experience required to obtain a job ‘off the res’. Great – but do you ... Read More »

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