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Educational services in Nunavik: the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur must fully play its role

QUÉBEC CITY, Oct. 24, 2018  – In an investigation report released today, the Québec Ombudsman concludes that the Ministère de l’Éducation et de l’Enseignement supérieur must do more to make good on its obligations towards Kativik School Board, in Nunavik. As Ombudsperson Marie Rinfret sees it, “the Department has adopted a restrictive vision of its role. […]

by ahnationtalk on October 24, 201842 Views

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First Nations Education Council (FNEC) wishes to establish close collaboration with the new CAQ cabinet

Wendake, October 19, 2018 9:19:29 AM– With the goal of forging strong relationships with the new CAQ government over the next four years, the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) wishes to begin working closely with Mr. Jean-François Roberge, Minister of Education and Higher Education, as well as Deputy Minister of Education Ms. Isabelle Charest and […]

by pmnationtalk on October 19, 201826 Views

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VIU And McGill Partner To Create Learning And Research Opportunities In Indigenous Studies

Vancouver Island University and McGill University sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to explore how the institutions can work together to engage in research and academic exchanges for faculty and students in Indigenous education and Indigenous studies. A deep and shared commitment to supporting the recommendations of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) have led […]

by ahnationtalk on October 17, 201840 Views

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Video of sobbing 6-year-old sparks conversation around school bullying – CBC

Andrew Mianscum Jr.’s sister posted the video on Facebook; it has been viewed 220,000 times Oct 16, 2018 A video showing a distraught six-year-old student in northern Quebec who doesn’t want to go to school because of bullying has gone viral. The video of Andrew Mianscum Jr. was posted on Facebook by his 17-year-old sister […]

by ahnationtalk on October 16, 201830 Views

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Expanded financial support for new and returning Indigenous students at McGill

October 15, 2018 McGill University’s Indigenous students can now rely on dedicated financial support thanks to a new partnership with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of Indigenous peoples. Indspire will manage the awarding process through its Building Brighter Futures: Bursaries, Scholarships and Awards program to secure matching funds from the […]

by pmnationtalk on October 16, 201825 Views

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Canada’s Top School by Student Satisfaction 2019 – Macleans.ca

In this year’s student survey, we introduced a new question about how universities are making Indigenous histories, cultures and languages visible on campus Oct 11, 2018 The student voice plays a crucial role in assessing campus life. More than 23,000 university students responded to Maclean’s online survey, giving their opinions on professors and staff, residence […]

by ahnationtalk on October 11, 201832 Views

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FNEC Extends Invitation to Dialogue to New CAQ Government

Wendake, October 2 October 2018 – The day after the provincial election, the First Nations Education Council (FNEC) wants to reiterate the importance of First Nations education in Quebec. In recent years, the FNEC and many other First Nations organizations have managed to put forth their expertise and call governments’ attention to the importance of […]

by ahnationtalk on October 3, 201837 Views

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Quebec spends $1.6 million editing history textbooks to use proper Indigenous terms – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Sep 27, 2018 By Sidhartha Banerjee THE CANADIAN PRESS MONTREAL _ The Quebec government has just spent $1.6 million to replace the word “Amerindian” and modify other Indigenous content in history textbooks that had been introduced only two years earlier. Amid controversy over the price tag, First Nations leaders say the changes were […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201839 Views

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Nunavik Sivunitsavut moves from pilot to fully fledged program – Nunatsiaq News

“I hope to gain true self pride” September 27, 2018 Olivia Ikey Duncan had a less-than-positive first experience in post-secondary school, but she wanted to give it another go. After a career in employment services and a stint with Nunavik’s Qarjuit Youth Council, Duncan decided to apply to the region’s new Montreal-based college program, Nunavik […]

by ahnationtalk on September 27, 201843 Views

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FNEC sets record straight on “1.6 Million Dollar Word”

Wendake, September 24, 2018 – The First Nations Education Council (FNEC) wants to set the record straight with the journalism community and the public in response to articles, reports and editorials issued on the replacement of the words “Native peoples” for “First Nations” in French textbooks within the Secondary III and IV History of Québec […]

by ahnationtalk on September 26, 201839 Views

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