Sweat Lodge building a great experience

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY - The construction of a sweat lodge during a three-day visit to Big Grassy River was a hit at Teach for Canada’s Summer Enrichment Program at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay. “I’ve gone to a sweat lodge before, but this was my

Science camp helps youth build their own ideas

By Colin Graf AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION –Where will you find robots, wind turbines, flying rockets, and kids in the same place at the same time? a science day camp that’s taking elementary-age children on a series of adventures designing and building their own engineering creations here

Statement from Beausoleil Youth Council on the signing of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement

Statement on the Signing of the Historic Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement BEAUSOLEIL (Aug.17, 2017) - The Beausoleil First Nation Youth Council welcomes the historic signing of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement. This is an important first step in moving out from under the Indian Act and assuming

Honourary Doctor of Laws recipient credits pre-contact Indigenous law

By Rick Garrick Chippewas of the Nawash’s John Borrows credits his work on Indigenous laws that existed before contact for the honorary Doctor of Laws degree he received from the Law Society of Upper Canada on June 27. “I’m trying to encourage people to understand that Indigenous

Anishinabek Nation and Ontario sign historic Education Agreement

Province Working in Partnership with First Nations to Support Student Achievement   NEWS August 16, 2017   An historic education agreement will support the achievement and well-being of Anishinabek students through enhanced collaboration between the participating First Nations and the Government of Ontario. Mitzie Hunter, Minister of

Anishinabek Nation and Canada celebrate the signing of historic Education Self-Government Agreement

August 16, 2017 Chippewas of Rama First Nation, ON Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada Anishinabek Nation The Government of Canada and 23 Anishinabek Nation First Nations made history today by signing the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement. This Agreement recognizes Anishinabek control over education on reserve from Junior

‘I really love this program,’ says Biigtigong Nishnaabeg youth on Thunder Bay Science Week

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY—Pic Mobert and Biigtigong Nishnaabeg youth were among about 50 First Nations youth who participated in the First Nation Natural Resource Youth Employment Program (FNNRYEP) Science Week in Thunder Bay. “It’s actually a good experience — I’m learning a lot of new things

Nipissing First Nation to house the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

ANISHINABEK NATION (Nipissing First Nation, Head Office)—After initiating a bid process which was open to all Participating First Nations, the Kinoomaadziwin Education Board is pleased to announce that the successful bid for housing the Anishinabek Education System is Nipissing First Nation. "The Kinoomaadziwin Education Body Board is

Nipissing First Nation awarded bid to house Kinoomaadziwin Education Body

GARDEN VILLAGE (July 21, 2017)--Nipissing First Nation is pleased to announce that our bid to house the Kinoomaadziwin Education Body within our territory was successful.  We will be providing space within one of our existing facilities for 3 to 5 staff initially until construction of a dedicated

Atikameksheng Anishnawbek votes ‘YES’ to the AES

By Laura Barrios ATIKAMEKSHENG ANISHNAWBEK—On July 12, the eligible voters of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek voted “yes” to the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement with Canada. This “yes” vote means that Atikameksheng Anishnawbek will be part of the Anishinabek Education System. Atikameksheng was one of 27 communities that had an

Jackie Esquimaux-Hamlin celebrated by First Nations House

By Barb Nahwegahbow TORONTO—First Nations House (FNH) at the University of Toronto bid a happy retirement to a much-loved and respected team member. Students, friends, colleagues and family gathered at FNH on June 16 for a retirement party for Jackie Esquimaux-Hamlin, a citizen of Aundeck Omni Kaning

Education is the way of life for PhD student and role model Randi Ray

By Laura E. Young SUDBURY—Education is a theme running through Randi Ray’s life; indeed it seems to have become a way of life for Laurentian University’s Indigenous community outreach and liaison coordinator. Ray firmly believes education is a key determinant of health for her community. Knowledge gives

‘Indigenous Thought and Mobility in a Contentious World’ theme for this year’s CINSA

By Karl Hele For the third time since the relaunching of the Canadian Indigenous Native Studies Association (CINSA) in 2015, participants attended a three-day conference to explore the past, present, and future of  “Indigenous Thought and Mobility in a Contentious World”.  For the first time in its

Medicines part of school learning space

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY - Traditional drum songs and the planting of four traditional medicines highlighted the June 23 grand opening of the Indigenous Learning Space at St. Jude School in Thunder Bay. “I’ve taught half my life here, over two decades, and it’s just nice

AEI Nipissing Campus sees 16 graduate

By Bobbie Maxwell NIPISSING FIRST NATION--The Anishinabek Educational Institute’s Nipissing Campus celebrated the achievements of 16 graduates at a ceremony held at Nbisiing Secondary School on Nipissing First Nation on June 24. AEI Director Murray Waboose says that he is delighted to congratulate this year's class of