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Inuit Bachelor of Education

The Inuit Bachelor of Education program is a community-based teacher education program in Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL. It is a partnership between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University. The program began in 2014 and is for Nunatsiavut beneficiaries. Sylvia Moore, Faculty Head, describes the program.

The Inuit Bachelor of Education program is a community-based teacher education program in Happy Valley-Goose Bay NL. It is a partnership between the Nunatsiavut Government and Memorial University. The program began in 2014 and is for Nunatsiavut beneficiaries. Sylvia Moore, Faculty Head, describes the program.

Southern Inuit Education Program

Amy Hudson of the NunatuKavut Community Council describes their Southern Inuit Education Program. The program introduces Southern Inuit Traditional Knowledge into the public school curriculum in communities within the NunatuKavut region.

Amy Hudson of the NunatuKavut Community Council describes their Southern Inuit Education Program. The program introduces Southern Inuit Traditional Knowledge into the public school curriculum in communities within the NunatuKavut region.

White Cloud Head Start Program

The White Cloud Head Start Program provides Indigenous pre-school children with a positive sense of themselves, their culture and offers them an opportunity to develop and learn different skills to be successful in the school system. The program is located at Sherwood Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta. The program is one of 16 programs through […]

The White Cloud Head Start Program provides Indigenous pre-school children with a positive sense of themselves, their culture and offers them an opportunity to develop and learn different skills to be successful in the school system. The program is located at Sherwood Elementary School in Edmonton, Alberta. The program is one of 16 programs through the Bent Arrow Traditional Healing Society. It supports Indigenous children to walk proudly in two worlds while getting them ready for the regular school system. The White Cloud Head Start Program runs from September – June.

The Only On-Campus Friendship Centre in Canada!

By understanding that Indigenous Education is rooted in the cultural traditions of Indigenous people GPRC provides numerous supports to help Indigenous students succeed. Fostering the only on-campus Friendship Centre in Canada with a full time Elder in Residence are clear indicators of that GPRC’s commitment to acting on this understanding to support its Indigenous students. […]

By understanding that Indigenous Education is rooted in the cultural traditions of Indigenous people GPRC provides numerous supports to help Indigenous students succeed. Fostering the only on-campus Friendship Centre in Canada with a full time Elder in Residence are clear indicators of that GPRC’s commitment to acting on this understanding to support its Indigenous students. GPRC also has the Circle of Indigenous Students which is a student elected executive body that works to carry the Indigenous student voice on campus. Its role is to ensure Indigenous culture is honored and celebrated on-campus. Support is not focused on the academic portion of student life. The role of the Indigenous Liaison Coordinator in the college is to provide social support services to Indigenous students to help move them toward success. Coordinator ensures Indigenous culture is included, celebrated and honored within the college. This is built upon solid relationships developed within the college and the community. The goal of the Circle of Indigenous Students on-campus is ensuring Indigenous students are immediately connected to the urban Indigenous community and that they have access to celebration and ceremony – this is a critical piece of striving for student success on and off campus.

Leona Nahwegahbow – Our Way of Life

First People’s way of life describing traditional Anishinaabe spirituality, customs and learning from our ancestors.

First People’s way of life describing traditional Anishinaabe spirituality, customs and learning from our ancestors.

Dr. Emily Farles – Teaching the Truth

Aboriginal worldview teaching the real truth of our Indigenous history. Providing cultural awareness encourages healing and empowerment.

Aboriginal worldview teaching the real truth of our Indigenous history. Providing cultural awareness encourages healing and empowerment.

AYARA – Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement & Recognition Awards

An awards ceremony to acknowledge the Aboriginal Youth talents and accomplishments in Northwestern Ontario.

An awards ceremony to acknowledge the Aboriginal Youth talents and accomplishments in hopes to encourage youth to persevere in their educational goals.

”The Northwestern Ontario Aboriginal Youth Achievement and Recognition Awards was formally known as The Niigaantige Career Fair. It began in 1987 when a need was identified to address the high attrition rates among Aboriginal students studying at the secondary and post secondary levels.” from its website https://ayara.ca/

Cree Language Program (University of Alberta)

Dorothy Thunder describes the Cree language program being offered to University of Alberta students and the teaching techniques that are involved with the program.

A Cree language program open to all students at the University. This program incorporates modern teachings with traditional with the goal of helping Aboriginal students learn the language used by their ancestors as well as people of any ethnicity learn the language and history. Classes take place during the normal schedule hours of the University.

Jody Nadjiwon – Reflecting on Indigenous Studies in High School

Jody Nadjiown is an Indigenous Studies high school teacher who is bringing awareness to and creating opportunities for Indigenous Education in Ontario.

An Indigenous Studies high school teacher bringing awareness and opportunity for Indigenous Education.

Aboriginal University Bridging Program – VIU

Janet Sinclair describes the steps taken to bridge new students into university life while keeping a strong cultural component.

Upgrading and university prep, the main goal is to help students transitioning into university with a strong sense of who they are, and where they come from.

The First Nations Aboriginal University Bridging Program Certificate is a result of community consultations spanning across the Province of British Columbia. The initial phases of consultation date back to 2001 with Faculty and Administrators receiving feedback from communities as to the need for First Nations having access to meaningful and accessible prerequisite courses.

The concept of creating a supportive adult education Bridging Program incorporating face-to-face classroom learning, ongoing learner support, coaching and mentoring and, where possible, the use of technology to support learning, has been identified by communities spanning across the province. Communities have stated that learners need access to introductory, measurable and comprehensive adult education programming which directly aligns with the prerequisites for natural resource management, science, health, education and trades programs. https://www.viu.ca/programs/academic-career-preparation/aboriginal-university-bridging