Joleen Paul is graduating with her Bachelor of Education degree and is now in a unique position to benefit her First Nations community. Paul was recently granted permission by the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development to have her First Nation’s language of Maliseet recognized as a public school teachable subject. This will allow the language to be maintained within the province as it’s passed on to new generations of readers, writers, and speakers.
As many Aboriginal students fail to meet the National Minimum Standards in literacy and numeracy, an Indigenous foundation strives to make change. And this week, celebrating the Sir Douglas Nicholls Round, it's with the help of some deadly celebs.
Le Québec a un rôle essentiel à jouer dans l'application de la Déclaration sur les droits des peuples autochtones à laquelle le Canada a adhéré mardi sans restriction , selon l'ex-présidente de l'Association des femmes autochtones du Canada Michèle Audette.
Figure incontournable de la littérature canadienne, Thomas King n'est peut-être pas une vedette au Québec, mais c'est une icône dans le reste du Canada. Son essai L'Indien malcommode est sur la liste de tous ceux qui souhaitent mieux comprendre la question autochtone et son dernier roman, In the Back of the Turtle, a remporté le prix du Gouverneur général. Avec un humour parfois cinglant, Thomas King nous rappelle que l'Indien d'aujourd'hui n'a plus grand-chose à voir avec l'Indien des légendes. Rencontre avec celui qui parle «au nom des siens».
Not long ago my partner was attending an Aboriginal healing function when she found out there was going to be a women’s ceremony included, one that she had not been told about in advance.... Her immediate first thought dealt with the fact she hadn’t brought along the proper attire, specifically a long skirt that fell to her ankles. It is usually what is worn by women to take part in such spiritual ceremonies
This month, indigenous Canadian educators Neal McLeod and Arok Wolvengrey released a new book called "100 Days of Cree," with Cree translations for everything from Star Wars characters to Johnny Cash lyrics. Neal tells Brent Bambury about his efforts to expand the Cree language for the 21st century.
Author said her book "is a children's story meant to excite their imaginations through a fictional lens," and said that the indigenous legend she refers to in the book is about a chief from an unidentified First Nation.
Isabelle Wallace originally planned to go into psychology. But she changed her mind while attending classes at the Université de Moncton and working as a research assistant at a local hospital. Wallace said watching the nurses work inspired her to switch her career focus.
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