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Assembly of First Nations Honours Residential Schools Survivors: “Every Child Matters”

September 30, 2015 Assembly of First Nations Honours Residential Schools Survivors: “Every Child Matters” (Ottawa, ON):  Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde today marked the annual Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harm caused by Indian residential schools with a message that First Nations children matter and that reconciliation must include […]

by ahnationtalk on September 30, 2015637 Views

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Shaputuan inauguration at the Kiuna Institution

ODANAK, QC, Sept. 28, 2015 – Today the unveiling and inauguration of Kiuna Institution’s brand new shaputuan is taking place. This impressive bark dwelling, designed by Philippe Rock, an Elder from the community of Pessamit, was made possible through funding provided by the Ministère de l’Éducation, de l’Enseignement supérieur et de la Recherche (MEESR). The […]

by ahnationtalk on September 28, 2015495 Views

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Launch of an Inuktitut Language Promotion Campaign

Kuujjuaq, Qc. (September 15, 2015) – Today, the Kativik School Board is excited to announce the launch the campaign ᐃᓅᖃᑎᒃᑳ ᐅᖃᐅᓰᕐᓯᑌᓕᑕ ! (Hey fellow Inuit, let’s not loose our language!). “The campaign targets Nunavimmiut of all horizons,” says Rita Novalinga, Assistant Director General of the Kativik School Board and spokesperson for this initiative. With this […]

by ahnationtalk on September 16, 2015480 Views

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Musicounts Calls for Applications to 2015-2016 Band Aid Program $600,000 in Funding Available for Schools across Canada

September 11, 2015 $5,000 IN MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS FOR KENNETCOOK DISTRICT ELEMENTARY SCHOOL CELEBRATED WITH SPECIAL PERFORMANCE BY JESS MOSKALUKE The country music community came together earlier today at Halifax’s World Trade and Convention Centre when MusiCounts, Canada’s music education Charity associated with The Canadian Academy of Record Arts and Sciences and the Canadian Country Music […]

by ahnationtalk on September 11, 2015595 Views

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International Report Card on Public Education in Canada

The Environics Institute for Survey Research is today releasing a report on Canada’s public education system, in an international context. The report was prepared by Dr. Andrew Parkin, an independent education researcher and former Director General at the Council of Ministers of Education Canada. ABSTRACT The comparative performance of education systems is attracting more attention […]

by ahnationtalk on September 9, 2015558 Views

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Canada’s Premiers Announce 2015 Literacy Award Recipients

September 8, 2015 – Today, in honour of International Literacy Day, Canada’s Premiers announced the recipients of the 11th annual Council of the Federation Literacy Award. The award is presented each year to educators, volunteers, learners, community organizations, non-governmental organizations and businesses in each province and territory to celebrate outstanding achievement, innovative practice and excellence […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2015603 Views

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Approval of reconstruction funds for Tarsakallak School, Aupaluk

Kuujjuaq, Qc. (September 04, 2015) – The Kativik School Board welcomes the public announcement made by the Quebec Ministry of Education, Higher Education and Research today September4, 2015, regarding the allocation of funds to finance the reconstruction of Tarsakallak School, Aupaluk. “This is very good news for the Kativik School Board, for our students and […]

by ahnationtalk on September 8, 2015664 Views

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Minister Gaétan Barrette visits Nunavik accompanied by colleagues Geoffrey Kelley and Jean Boucher

QUÉBEC, Sept. 1, 2015 – The Minister of Health and Social Services, Gaétan Barrette, accompanied by the Minister responsible for Native Affairs, Geoffrey Kelley, and the MNA for Ungava, Jean Boucher, wrap up a second day of meetings in Nunavik today. “Outlying areas have singular health care challenges, notably, staffing and access to specialized care. […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015477 Views

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Report Card on Teacher Pay versus Student Outcomes Across Provinces

The author finds no evidence to support the argument that paying teachers more is associated with better student performance. September 1, 2015 – There is no clear relationship between province-wide student assessment results and relative teacher pay in Canada’s six largest provinces, according to a new C.D. Howe Institute report. In “Value for Money? Teacher […]

by ahnationtalk on September 1, 2015517 Views

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Postdoctoral Fellowship: Housing and health in the Canadian Arctic

The Population Health and Optimal Practices in Health Research Unit, CHU de Québec Research Centre – Université Laval is seeking to fill a postdoctoral fellowship (PDF) as part of a multi-year research project focusing on the conditions of housing and health of Inuit in Nunavik, Nunavut and Nunatsiavut. Lead by professors Mylène Riva and Christopher […]

by ahnationtalk on August 31, 2015484 Views

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