Education

Bill C-61 is now Law

AES OFFICE, Nipissing First Nation (December 18, 2017) — On December 14, 2017, Bill C-61, the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Act, passed through Canada’s Legislative process and is now law. Just two days earlier, representatives from the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body attended the Senate Committee meeting to make

Bill C-61 receives Royal Assent

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE, Nipissing First Nation (December 15, 2017)—On behalf of the Anishinabek Nation, Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee would like to extend congratulations to the 23 Participating First Nations and the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body (KEB) on the Royal Assent of Bill C-61, the Anishinabek Nation

First LEGO League Wiikwemkoong team’s project focused on First Nation water issues

By Rick Garrick The Wiikwemkoong Pontiac School FIRST LEGO League (FLL) team enjoyed their first attempt at the FLL qualifying tournament at Dynamic Earth in Sudbury on Dec. 2. “It was quite the honour to actually be picked for this robotics team,” says Isaiah Manitowabi-Bell, a Grade

Self-government over education on horizon for 23 Anishinabek Nation First Nations in Ontario

The Government of Canada is committed to moving beyond the Indian Act in full partnership with First Nations people and to renew the relationship based on the recognition of rights, respect, cooperation, and partnership. Today, the Honourable Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs announced

Understanding through learning about Residential Schools

By Kelly Anne Smith NORTH BAY - The harrowing effects of Residential Schools were explained in a hushed auditorium at a special Reconciliation learning event held at St. Joseph-Scollard Hall Catholic Secondary School. Nipissing First Nation member George Couchie led the presentation Zoongaabwidaa Giizhgad – Standing Strong

Anishinabek Nation helps kick off Treaties Recognition Week

By Marci Becking WHITEFISH RIVER FN - Some 50 staff and students of Shawanosowe School in Whitefish River First Nation helped to kick off the second annual Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario by hosting the launch of two new Treaty education elementary books. The books "Alex shares

Anishinabek Nation launches two new elementary books to kick off Treaties Recognition Week

WHITEFISH RIVER FIRST NATION — Two new elementary books that explain treaties to elementary students were launched today at Shawanosowe School in Whitefish River First Nation. The books – Alex Shares his Wampum Belt and Dakota Talks about Treaties are a complement to the already popular “We

Book Review: Two new books for elementary students on Treaties

Reviewed by Carrie MacKenzie “Alex Shares His Wampum Belt” and “Dakota Talks About Treaties” are both written by Kelly Crawford and illustrated by Don Chrétien. Both of these books deal with the same topic but teach different aspects of it. The Alex book explains what Wampum belts

Treaty education books for elementary students to be launched during Treaties Recognition Week at Shawanosowe School

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) Nov. 2, 2017 – The Anishinabek Nation has produced two new elementary books on treaties that will be launched during the kick-off to Treaties Recognition Week in Ontario. “Alex Shares his Wampum Belt” and “Dakota Talks about Treaties” will help students

Mentorship program at Lakehead a positive experience

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY – Pays Plat’s Amanda Michano recently participated in Lakehead University’s Aboriginal Mentorship Program Volunteer Cultural Training Day on Oct. 28 after volunteering with the program last year. “It’s pretty much really impacted my life because I love working with students one-on-one and

Grand Chief congratulates Kelly Crawford, Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE (Nipissing FN) Oct. 30, 2017 – Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee congratulates the newly hired Education Director for the Anishinabek Education System. Kelly Crawford, citizen of M’Chigeeng First Nation, will begin her new role at the end of November.  Crawford had

‘Braves’ artist sad to see the crest go from Northern Secondary School

By Kelly Anne Smith WEST NIPISSING – A Northern Secondary School crest used for years on jackets and sports jerseys, is being phased out and former students, including the artist, are not keen to see it go. The artist of the crest was only 14 years old,

Anishinaabe language keeper continues to inspire

By Kelly Anne Smith NIPISSING FIRST NATION - “Not that long ago I would have had to carry this blue pass. It was my cousin’s mother’s pass. She wants me to share the story.” Muriel Sawyer holds up the Certificate of Enfranchisement that had to be carried

Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Bill introduced into House of Commons

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE, Nipissing First Nation (October 5, 2017)—The Anishinabek Nation Grand Council Chief Patrick Madahbee is pleased that the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement Bill C-61 was introduced in the House of Commons today to give the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement the force of law. “No

Medicine Wheel garden at Lakehead University to unite nations from all over the world

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY – Fort William Chief Peter Collins helped open up Lakehead University’s new medicine wheel garden, which contains rock he delivered from Fort William, on Sept. 23. “Fort William is excited about being a participant in the medicine wheel (garden),” Collins says. “I