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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 »

Indigenous Women Leading the Way at Red River College

“Truth and Reconciliation requires strong Indigenous female leadership. There is no reconciliation without Indigenous women leading the path forward,” says Rebecca Chartrand, Executive Director, Indigenous Strategy at Red River College. “One thing I always tell my 16-year-old daughter is I’ll know when we’ve reached reconciliation when I never have to say she was the first; when I don’t have to ... Read More »

What I Need to Know Before I Graduate

On Monday, February 25, the University of Sudbury (Ontario, Canada) hosted a Graduate Panel Discussion Series entitled Landing that Job… What I Need to Know Before I Graduate. Four graduate students (seen in photo)—Mia Bourque (B.A. Indigenous Studies), Lisa Knauz (B.A. Psychology; M.A. Applied Social Research), Jacynthe Lortie (B.A. Music) and Josh Wong (B.A. Law and Justice and Indigenous Studies)—made up the panel of ... Read More »

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 »

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