Education Archive

Aanii boozhoo from the Anishinabek Nation summer students

Mickey George My name is Mickey George, and I study Civil Engineering at Carleton University in Ottawa. My summer position is in the Labour Market Development Department as the Junior Administrator. I am looking forward to my placement and so far am very happy to have been

Canadore College and Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute Sign Province’s First Principles-Based Post-secondary Education Agreement

M’CHIGEENG FIRST NATION, ON (Thursday, June 29, 2017) – In the first agreement of its kind in Ontario, Kenjgewin Teg Educational Institute and Canadore College have established a memorandum of understanding to strengthen Indigenous-Anishinabek post-secondary education through a student-centred approach. These two higher places of learning have

Chief White-Eye receives honorary Doctor of Laws Degree at Western University

By Shirley Honyust/ Yenatli:yo LONDON—On a warm sunny June day, in the Alumni Hall at Western University, in London, ON, Chippewas of the Thames First Nation Chief Leslee White-Eye was bestowed an honorary Doctor of Laws Degree by Amit Chakma, President and Vice Chancellor of Western University.

AEI celebrate student success on Munsee-Delaware campus

Submitted by Frank Cooper MUNSEE-DELAWARE FIRST NATION—The Anishinabek Educational Institute Munsee-Delaware Campus held their graduation ceremonies on Friday, June 23, 2017, on the Munsee-Delaware First Nation. The Anishinabek Educational Institute (AEI) celebrated the accomplishments of 10 graduates from two programs: Native Community Worker-Traditional Aboriginal Healing Methods (three

‘We’re leaving a big footprint in education’ says Chief Thomas on the AES

By Laura Barrios NIPISSING FIRST NATION— The Regional Education Council representatives from the communities moving forward with the Anishinabek Education System met on June 19 and 20, to further the development of the Anishinabek Education System in preparation for its effective date on April 1, 2018. “This

Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre now open

By Laura E. Young SUDBURY--Not only did Laurentian University students Paskwa Lightning and Brittney Shki-Giizis see the completion of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre, they led the procession into the ISLC’s grand opening on June 21, National Aboriginal Day. For most of their time as Indigenous

Nbisiing graduates going onward

By Marci Becking NIPISSING FIRST NATION – This year when the 10th anniversary of the Davis Armstrong Memorial Award was handed out at Nbisiing Secondary School graduation, there wasn’t a dry eye in the house. Graduate Angel Armstrong was this year’s recipient of the award, named after

Blackstock receives honourary degree from Ryerson

By Rick Garrick TORONTO - First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada executive director Cindy Blackstock was recognized on June 6 for her work on Indigenous children’s rights by Ryerson University. The Gitksan First Nation citizen was presented with an honourary Doctor of Laws degree

‘Awake, a Dream from Standing Rock’ screened in North Bay

By Catherine Murton Stoehr NORTH BAY -  On June 14,  a Washington D.C. judge found that the Army Corps of Engineers had failed to fully consider environmental risks when approving the Dakota Access pipeline.  This was the resistors’ first big win since President Obama’s attempt to halt

Lakehead open house gives students a sneak peek

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY - Fort William’s Elysia Petrone Reitberger sang a hand drum song during her keynote presentation at Lakehead University’s 2nd Annual Aboriginal Programs Open House at the Bora Laskin Faculty of Law. “I wanted to start with a song because with my experience

Anishinaabeg Art & Power aims to educate

By Laurie LeClair TORONTO - The Royal Ontario Museum’s long-anticipated show Anishinaabeg Art & Power opened on June 13 with a beautiful reception. Guests sipped cedar and sweet grass tea and helped themselves to appetizers before settling in to listen to the Bear Creek Drummers and speeches

Longer bucket list: Sheila Cote-Meek finds more to complete as head of Indigenous academics at Laurentian

By Laura E. Young SUDBURY – Initially Sheila Cote-Meek had not planned to renew her term as the head of Indigenous academics at Laurentian University. Upon reflection she realized that, after 11 years in senior administration she realized she wanted to remain for another term and help

Gikendaasowin recognized: Shirley Williams receives honorary Doctor of Laws

By Julie Kapyrka PETERBOROUGH –   On June 9, 2017 Shirley Williams will receive one of the highest honours from the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT), Oshawa, Ontario – an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree. This degree acknowledges her academic achievements in the advancement of Anishinaabemowin

Fort William youth excel during mobile film program

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM—A film about former Olympic ski jumper Steve Collins was among five created by youth in Fort William during a month-long visit by the Wapikoni Mobile travelling training and creation studio. “We went up to Big Thunder for an interview,” Collins says about

Indigenous students set to mine their careers in Temagami

By Kelly Anne Smith TEMAGAMI—Indigenous students will be getting a unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience in the mining industry. They also will be encouraged to carry on traditions while learning the trade at Nimke Mining Services. The students will receive surface diamond drilling training while looking