Entrepreneurs meet to discuss and develop future program for Anishinabek Educational Institute

By Laura Barrios TORONTO—Entrepreneurs and aspiring entrepreneurs, and those with an interest in business met at the Anishinabek Nation Entrepreneurship session in Toronto on March 27, in hopes of working together to begin the early stages of developing a business entrepreneurship program for the Anishinabek Educational Institute.

Sault College receives support from the Ted Nolan Foundation

SAULT STE. MARIE, ON (March 20, 2017)–Sault College is honoured to announce that the Ted Nolan Foundation has partnered with the College to continue granting scholarships to deserving First Nations women through The Rose Nolan Scholarship. This support will help many First Nations women accomplish their goal

University of Sudbury’s James Bay Initiative – Report

University of Sudbury’s James Bay Initiative – Report Trip to James Bay Communities – January 15-20, 2017 It was a cold week in January, when representatives from the University of Sudbury visited the James Bay communities of Moose Factory, Attawapiskat, Kashechewan and Fort Albany First Nation.  The

New provincial funding invests in children’s education

By Rick Garrick PIC MOBERT FIRST NATION—Pic Mobert Chief Wayne Sabourin looks forward to the completion of a day care in the community’s Netamisakomik Centre for Education through $283,543 in provincial funding. “It will help us tremendously — it will help single parents or even young parents

Lakehead University Master of Education student shares lessons from land and water

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY—Pic Mobert’s Melissa Twance enjoyed sharing her thesis research on Lessons from Land and Water: Indigenous Connections to the Mazinaabikiniganan of Agawa Rock with students at Lakehead University’s Aboriginal Student Lounge, on Feb. 16. “A lot of them are doing research courses in Indigenous

Houston, we have lift off: Whitefish River youth to attend U.S. Space Camp

By Rick Garrick WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION—Whitefish River’s Sara Gardner is looking forward to her upcoming trip to the Honeywell Leadership Challenge Academy (HLCA) at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center Camp in the southern state of Alabama. “I’m excited — everyone is really excited,” says the

Whitefish River First Nation citizen earns doctorate

By Barb Nahwegahbow GUELPH—Dr. Marlene Paibomesai has a nice ring to it. This 30-year-old citizen of Whitefish River First Nation successfully defended her thesis at the University of Guelph on January 11, to earn her doctorate. Her parents, Finian and Lynn Paibomesai, and her sister Marion were

Niigaan gdizhaami – moving forward together in education

By Marci Becking TORONTO – School Board representatives from all over Anishinabek Nation territory met with First Nation Chiefs, education directors and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Board to discuss the Anishinabek Education System and the proposed implementation date of April 1, 2018. Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick

Fort William community members receive Basic Security Training course

By Rick Garrick FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION—Fort William’s Robyn Cornell-Maclaurin is now more prepared to take charge in an emergency situation after completing a Basic Security Training course along with four other community members. “It’s helping me learn to become calm and to take charge in a

University of Ottawa to host Indigenous Mini-Med school for youth and highschool students

OTTAWA—The Mini-Med School for winter 2017 session, “Come Walk in our Moccasins”, geared towards high school students and youth, is scheduled for Saturday, February 11, 2017. “Come and Walk in our Moccasins” was initiated in 2010 as a recruiting strategy to encourage First Nations, Métis, and Inuit

First Nations assert jurisdiction over education

By Marci Becking TORONTO – The 22 First Nations going forward with the Anishinabek Education System made the selection of the Kinoomaadziwin Education Board this week in Toronto. The decision was made to have four Regional Education Councils with three representatives, making the 12 representatives until April

Georgian, Trent announce new pathway to Indigenous B.Ed. program

Barrie, ON (Dec 22, 2016)--Georgian College and Trent University have signed an agreement that provides pathways for graduates of two Georgian programs Trent’s new Indigenous Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) program. The Indigenous Bachelor of Education is a unique, new five-year concurrent degree that puts Aboriginal knowledge and

Weengushk Film Institute seeking community donations to support upcoming student films production

M’CHIGEENG, ON (January 4, 2017)-- Weengushk Film Institute is seeking community donations and/or sponsorships for the production of upcoming student films. Filming of 8 student films are scheduled to start January 22, 2017 and run until February 25, 2017. Each of the students at Weengushk Film Institute

YSI Collaborative convene to connect, cultivate, and support youth-led sector

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY—Lake Huron Region youth recently provided assistance at Youth Social Infrastructure (YSI) Collaborative’s Art of Hosting Facilitation Training for Indigenous and Non-Indigenous Youth and Adult Allies in Thunder Bay. “It was really great to see new faces and new places,” says Jon Cada,

A toast to Lakehead University Storytellers

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY—Garden River’s Stephanie Seymour has enjoyed learning more about public speaking as a charter member of Lakehead University Storytellers, a Toastmasters group that meets every two weeks on campus. “When I first moved to Lakehead and got in touch with the Aboriginal Initiatives