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Finalists for CODE’s Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Announced - CODE

Finalists for CODE’s Inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature Announced - CODE | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

In the lead up to International Literacy Day, CODE is proud to announce the finalists for its inaugural Burt Award for First Nations, Métis and Inuit Literature.

 

The shortlisted titles, selected by a jury composed of Canadian writers administered by the Canada Council for the Arts, are (in alphabetical order):

 

·         As Long as the Rivers Flow by James Bartleman (published by Random House of Canada Ltd.)

 

·         Free Throwby Jacqueline Guest (published by James Lorimer & Company)

 

·         Shadows Cast by Starsby Catherine Knutsson (published by Simon & Schuster)

 

·         As I Remember It by Tara Lee Morin (published by Theytus Books)

 

·         Indian Horse by Richard Wagamese (published by Douglas and McIntyre)

 

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Why we love the art we love: Novelist Joseph Boyden on our pursuit of beautiful things

Why we love the art we love: Novelist Joseph Boyden on our pursuit of beautiful things | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
In this new monthly series, The Globe and Mail partners with award-winning platform Wondereur to explore the diversity of contemporary art from a completely new perspective
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15 YAs That Get It Right

15 YAs That Get It Right | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
"Write what you know" is one of the most common pieces of authorly advice, and it's both great and terrible.
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Facebook flags aboriginal names as not 'authentic' - CBC.ca

Facebook flags aboriginal names as not 'authentic' - CBC.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
“Facebook requires its users to use a profile name that’s the same as the name they use in real life. But some indigenous people say Facebook is rejecting their real names because they don’t conform to their standards.”
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Family secrets after the Sixties Scoop

Family secrets after the Sixties Scoop | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"My heart is racing. I'm sitting across a conference table from P, a social worker, in the meeting room of the Elsipogtog child and family services centre. He pushes a thick file of papers towards me, held together with an alligator clip. I've asked for these pages, because I need to know more than what I've known about myself, growing up here. "

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Addressing, preventing violence against aboriginal women, girls focus of upcoming national roundtable

Government Services Minister Ed Doherty, who is also minister responsible for Aboriginal Affairs, is leading a delegation of New Brunswick officials to Ottawa for a National Roundtable on Violence Against Aboriginal Women and Girls on Feb. 27.
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First Nations communities doing what it takes for improved prosperity - Winnipeg Free Press

First Nations communities doing what it takes for improved prosperity - Winnipeg Free Press | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
A delegate at this week's national conference of the Aboriginal Financial Officers Association (AFOA) in Winnipeg commented that AFOA members represent
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2 Broke Girls season 4 under fire for racist joke about Aboriginal Australians - Sydney Morning Herald

2 Broke Girls season 4 under fire for racist joke about Aboriginal Australians - Sydney Morning Herald | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Australian fans of the American comedy show 2 Broke Girls responded in uproar over the racist joke about Indigenous Australians.
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Red cut-outs aim to bring attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women ... - Globalnews.ca

Red cut-outs aim to bring attention to missing and murdered aboriginal women ... - Globalnews.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Life sized red cut-outs around the city are designed to make passers-by think about missing and murdered aboriginal women.
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CM Magazine: The Fire Walker.

CM Magazine: The Fire Walker. | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The Fire Walker.

Sherry Ansloos. Illustrated by Sheldon Dawson.
Winnipeg, MB: Pemmican, 2014.
$10.95.
ISBN 978-1-894717-93-9.

Grades 2-6 / Ages 6-12. 

Review by Ian Stewart.

**** /4

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Aboriginal storytelling tradition lives on in Saskatchewan - Globalnews.ca

Aboriginal storytelling tradition lives on in Saskatchewan - Globalnews.ca | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
February is aboriginal storytelling month in Saskatchewan and while storytellers are keeping traditions alive, they are adapting to changing technology.
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Moose hide campaign helps men fight violence towards aboriginal women

Moose hide campaign helps men fight violence towards aboriginal women | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Hundreds of men will wear a square of moose hide on their chests in Victoria on Thursday, as a commitment to ending violence towards aboriginal women and children.
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Des Autochtones adoptés par des Blancs poursuivent Ottawa | Chinta Puxley | Actualités judiciaires

Des Autochtones adoptés par des Blancs poursuivent Ottawa | Chinta Puxley | Actualités judiciaires | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"Des Autochtones qui ont été adoptés enfants par des familles de Blancs durant ce qui a été appelé la rafle des années 60, poursuivent le gouvernement fédéral pour la perte de leur culture et le traumatisme psychologique qu'ils ont subi."

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“THE RED ROAD” Winter Reading List: 10 Great Books by Native American Authors

“THE RED ROAD” Winter Reading List: 10 Great Books by Native American Authors | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

"While you wait for the return of THE RED ROAD, explore the drama and complexity of native lives through these indigenous writers unique stories."

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There's An App For That! MK and ACFNHD Launch Mi'kmaw Language Apps | Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey

There's An App For That! MK and ACFNHD Launch Mi'kmaw Language Apps | Mi'kmaw Kina'matnewey | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Mi’kmaw Kina’matnewey and Atlantic Canada's First Nation Help Desk, in partnership with a Mi’kmaw language advisory committee, have created twelve applications to make learning the Mi’kmaw language easier and more accessible for both fluent and non-speakers alike.
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Aboriginal literacy pilot project dramatically improves test scores - The Globe and Mail

Aboriginal literacy pilot project dramatically improves test scores - The Globe and Mail | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
“By 2014, just less than 70 per cent of the pilot school’s students met the reading standard, very close to the provincial average, and more than 90 per cent met the writing benchmark, significantly higher than the Ontario average...”
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Brigitte Soucy, Everett Sanipass et Edmond Gagnon immortalisés

Brigitte Soucy, Everett Sanipass et Edmond Gagnon immortalisés | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
SHEDIAC - Trois figures phares du sport du Sud-Est et de Kent, la volleyeuse Brigitte Soucy, le hockeyeur Everett Sanipass et le bâtisseur Edmond Gagnon, seront intronisés au Temple de la renommée sportive du Nouveau-Brunswick.
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Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in spotlight at roundtable

Missing and murdered indigenous women and girls in spotlight at roundtable | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Indigenous families and First Nations leaders, senior provincial and territorial representatives will join Aboriginal Affairs Minister Bernard Valcourt and Minister of State for the Status of Women Kellie Leitch for the "first ever" National Roundtable on Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls
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Prévenir et contrer la violence faite aux femmes et aux filles autochtones sera la priorité d’une table ronde nationale

Le ministre des Services gouvernementaux, Ed Doherty, qui est également ministre responsable des Affaires autochtones, est à la tête d’une délégation de représentants du Nouveau-Brunswick qui se rendra à Ottawa afin de participer à une table ronde nationale sur la violence contre les femmes et filles autochtones le 27 février.
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Max FineDay: Canada's cities need a school system focused on First Nations - The Globe and Mail

Max FineDay: Canada's cities need a school system focused on First Nations - The Globe and Mail | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
We are a nation forged on partnership between indigenous and non-indigenous peoples, who once enjoyed learning from one another.
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Les écoles dans les réserves, une réforme avortée

Les écoles dans les réserves, une réforme avortée | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

Dans les années 1960, Ottawa organisa deux enquêtes majeures sur les autochtones.

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Literacy Progams in the North Okanagan Shuswap Area of BC - YouTube

Jennifer Findlay, Literacy Outreach Coordinator for the Shuswap area of British Columbia, explains the importance of literacy in her area and the effect that...
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CM Magazine: The Old Ways.

CM Magazine: The Old Ways. | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it

The Old Ways. 

Susan Margaret Chapman. Illustrated by John Mantha.
Markham, ON: Fifth House, 2014.
 $19.95

Grades 2-6 / Ages 2-11.

Review by Gillian Richardson.

***1/2 /4

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Femmes volées | RIMA ELKOURI | Rima Elkouri

Femmes volées | RIMA ELKOURI | Rima Elkouri | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
«Maisy! T'es où? Tu me manques... stp reviens. Tout le monde s'inquiète.»
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Ceux comme la terre: les Dénés et la décolonisation | André Duchesne | Entrevues

Ceux comme la terre: les Dénés et la décolonisation | André Duchesne | Entrevues | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Au coeur du documentaire Ceux comme la terre , de Nicolas Paquet, le personnage principal, Dëneze Nakehk'o, fier membre de la Nation dénée, dit qu'à ses yeux le nom Territoires du Nord-Ouest ne veut rien dire.
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'60s Scoop: Aboriginal adoptees sue Ottawa for loss of culture, emotional trauma

'60s Scoop: Aboriginal adoptees sue Ottawa for loss of culture, emotional trauma | AboriginalLinks LiensAutochtones | Scoop.it
Aboriginals who were adopted into white families during the so-called '60s Scoop are suing the federal government for their loss of culture and emotional trauma.
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