Dancing and educating at the same time

By Kelly Anne  Smith NORTH BAY – Celebrations were held at the Canadore College/Nipissing University Education Centre to start off the new school year. On Sept. 15, the grounds by the pond were bustling with dignitaries and students. Some were wearing their regalia while dancing to the

Learning about the language

By Eli Baxter Anishinaabaymowin Anishinaabay means the People mowin is a suffix to indicate the language Anishinaabay writers use the “be” ending with the vowel e sounding like “ay” but I use the “ay” sound like “bay”. In the word “niin” meaning “I” the double “ii” is

Making good on a promise: University of Sudbury opens sacred learning space

By Laura E. Young SUDBURY –  The external view is spectacular:  encompassing  the university campus, the lakes of the south end, the Idylwylde Golf Course, Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg has a bird’s eye view of the lay of the land. The internal view of Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg at the University

Pilot program welcomes Indigenous students and families

​This August, Enji Giigdoyang, Nipissing’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives, partnered with the Schulich School of Education and Canadore College to pilot a transition program for students relocating to North Bay for post-secondary education. The three-day program, titled Biidaaban: Welcome to Community Transition Program, provided  a well-rounded experience

Fort William citizens heading to law school

By Rick Garrick THUNDER BAY – Three Fort William citizens are looking forward to their studies in law at Lakehead University after participating in the Aug. 28 Welcome to the Legal Profession Ceremony at the Thunder Bay Courthouse. They were among 79 first-year students who participated in

Students presented with OPG John Wesley Beaver Memorial Student Awards

By Rick Garrick Red Rock Indian Band’s Cameron Hartman was recently presented with an Ontario Power Generation John Wesley Beaver Memorial Student Award. The fourth-year University of Ottawa student, who is studying Electrical Engineering with a specialization in Power and Sustainable Energies, plans to pursue a career

RBC Foundation donates backpacks and school supplies to Fort William FN students

(FORT WILLIAM FIRST NATION) –Fort William First Nation would like to acknowledge and extend their sincerest appreciation to the RBC Foundation’s Royal Eagles Back Pack Program for their generous donation for the 2017-2018 school year.  For the second year in a row, RBC has donated funds for the

Anishinabek Nation releases official education vote results

ANISHINABEK NATION HEAD OFFICE, (Nipissing First Nation) August 30, 2017—The 23 Participating First Nations who successfully ratified the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement celebrated the historic achievement on August 16, 2017, in Chippewas of Rama First Nation.  The official results of the Anishinabek Nation Education Agreement ratification votes

Canadore College introduces Indigenous Leadership and Land Internship

NORTH BAY - On Aug. 14 Canadore College launched an internship program for Indigenous youth in collaboration with the Nipissing First Nation Economic Development Office and the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry. The program is intended for Indigenous secondary and post-secondary students aged 15-30, who would

More First Nation women choosing to work in the trades

NORTH BAY – Last week, women from First Nations communities across the province graduated from Canadore College’s unique Aboriginal Women in the Trades program. “We are overjoyed with the success of this program and are pleased to be celebrating a 100 per cent completion rate for a

Joy of language acquisition like watching a baby take their first steps

By Margaret Hele SAULT STE. MARIE –  The Ontario Native Women's Association Anishinaabekwe of the North Shore, was successful in obtaining a grant from the Canadian New Horizons for Senior program. The grant enabled the group to provide lessons in Anishinaabemowin once a week for a full

Aamjiwnaang youth learn from actor and screenplay writer Kyle Nobess

By Greg Plain AAMJIWNAANG FIRST NATION—The youth group from Aamjiwnaang First Nation were given the opportunity to spend two days with Kyle Nobess, an actor from Winnipeg, Manitoba, at his Road to Freedom workshop held July 26-27. Throughout the workshop, Kyle and wife Nicole Nobess took the

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