Education

Career Development

By: L.C. Stanley Recently, I attended the Canadian Council for Aboriginal Business (CCAB) ‘Indigenous Communications in the Digital World: Economic Realities and Challenges’ at the University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Manitoba. One of the individuals involved in a new indigenous student magazine being published in Manitoba was also at the event and asked a question about the time needed to focus ... Read More »

NCTR – A Sacred Trust

The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba is home to hope. The journey of reconciliation continues as we marked the Centre’s official opening in November, 2015. Ry Moran, Director of the Centre, along with the staff and student archivists of the Centre, are prepared to take on the trust placed in them by the ... Read More »

Importance of Culture and Education in Indigenous Nation-Building

“A nation’s laws are the deepest expression of its culture. They say what we value and how we intend to get along and hold ourselves together as a people.” Hon. Joseph Thomas Flies-Away, Tribal Court Judge, Hualapai, Gila River, Karuk Living within sight of the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, Arizona – known as Dook’o’oosłííd to Navajo people”1 – I ... Read More »

Career Development for Native Students

The focus of career counseling is generally on issues such as career exploration, career change, personal career development and other career related issues. Fifteen years ago, when I last attended the National Career Development Conference as the Post-Secondary Cooperative Education Coordinator for the Province of Manitoba’s colleges and universities, there were perhaps double the Native delegates from the first year ... Read More »

CERIC – the Canadian Education and Research Institute for Counselling

CERIC is a charitable organization that advances education and research in career counselling and career development, in order to increase the economic and social well-being of Canadians. It funds projects to develop innovative resources that build the knowledge and skills of diverse career professionals. CERIC also annually hosts Cannexus, Canada’s largest bilingual career development conference, publishes the country’s only peer-reviewed ... Read More »

AISES

Founded in 1977, the American Indian Science and Engineering Society (AISES) supports American Indian students in the critically needed disciplines of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM). AISES has awarded over $10.3 million in academic scholarships to American Indian STEM students. Through scholarships and internships, workforce development and career resources, national and regional conferences, science fairs, leadership development and other ... Read More »

2016 Annual Education Guide for Native Students

Issue 72 2016 Annual Education Guide for Native Students The 2016 SAY MAGAZINE Annual Education Guide for Native Students is now available. The 2016 issue has been sponsored by the National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation and includes a Guest Editorial by Professor Manley A. Begay Jr. as well as a Directory of higher learning/post secondary institutions. If you would ... Read More »

Shape Your Nation’s Future

McGill University’s School of Continuing Studies and the Cree Nation of Chisasibi in the Eeyou Itschee James Bay Territory have much to celebrate. The community in northern Quebec, Canada has several students enrolled in the School’s online courses for Indigenous People, funded by Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada. “The Cree Nation of Chisasibi has been an important community partner,” ... Read More »

The Engineering Access Program (ENGAP)

The Engineering Access Program (ENGAP) celebrates their 30th Anniversary on Friday, October 2nd, 2015. Wow! Over 100 Indigenous student graduates with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering have come through ENGAP. The upgrading support program for Indigenous engineering students began in 1985 and has been touted as the most successful program of its kind in Canada. As a part ... Read More »

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