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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.

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.

Native Access Program

The Native Access Program is a nine-month transition program for Indigenous students.

The Native Access Program is a nine-month transition program designed to provide Indigenous students with the academic skill necessary for the successful completion of an undergraduate degree.

 »Our Native Access Program is intended for students of Aboriginal ancestry who have not met the regular or mature university entry requirements, or who require academic preparation to become eligible for admission to a Lakehead University program. 

Our innovative programming honours and celebrates Aboriginal heritage while providing culturally appropriate support services. Academic counselling and tutoring is also available, contributing to an environment conducive to success and support.

Over nine months you will complete core courses in English, Study Skills, Indigenous Learning, Mathematics and Science.  » from its website.

https://www.lakeheadu.ca/programs/other-programs/aboriginal-programs/native-access-program

Digital Lodge Project – Jim Sanders

The Digital Lodge project is a multi-year project in Thompson, Manitoba that works with the same group of students from grade 7 until grade 12. It is part of the larger Educating for Action project that also includes resource support by a project-dedicated teacher, as well as culturally relevant land-base education. Over the seven years […]

The Digital Lodge project is a multi-year project in Thompson, Manitoba that works with the same group of students from grade 7 until grade 12. It is part of the larger Educating for Action project that also includes resource support by a project-dedicated teacher, as well as culturally relevant land-base education. Over the seven years of the project we are introducing various aspects of filmmaking to the youth, such as documentary, animation and dramatic filmmaking. The aim of the project is for the youth to find their own voice and learn to express themselves through the medium of film and video. The key to the success of the project is its long-term nature where the participating artists have been able to develop trust and friendships with the youth and the community.

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

Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre

Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre is an Indigenous educational resource that focuses on cultural and family based early childhood education (15 months – grade 6) in the city of Prince George, BC. Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre recognizes that each child brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and therefore works from a trauma-informed framework to be […]

Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre is an Indigenous educational resource that focuses on cultural and family based early childhood education (15 months – grade 6) in the city of Prince George, BC. Carney Hill Neighbourhood Centre recognizes that each child brings a wealth of knowledge and experience and therefore works from a trauma-informed framework to be inclusive of the diverse needs of families from different cultural backgrounds, while building community capacity and resilience.  https://www.carneyhill.ca/

On-the-Land Learning with Demian Lawrenchuk, Fox Lake Cree Nation, MB

Demian Lawrenchuk has led a Christmas break school program that focuses on land-based cultural activities in Gillam, MB.

Demian Lawrenchuk is from Fox Lake Cree Nation in Manitoba. Lawrenchuk is in an apprenticeship program with community Elders, who are teaching him about the traditional use of land, plants, and animals. He volunteers his time at both Fox Lake School and the school in Gillam, Manitoba where he has led a Christmas break school program that focuses on land-based cultural activities. The activities included making and setting snares; catching animals (rabbits, martins, etc.); skinning, tanning, cooking, and making clothes out of them. The program offers students an opportunity to reconnect with the land and reinforce a sense of cultural and historical continuity with their ancestors. During the 2017-2018 school year, he has shown the grade 4-8 classes in Fox Lake how to garden vegetables, clean certain kinds of fish, plant medicine, skin a martin, and make a drum.

United Native Friendship Centre Alternative Secondary School Program

Staff at United Native Friendship Centre discuss their Alternative Secondary School program. 

Janine Landry interviews Tracy Jensen & Roben Ojden about the United Native Friendship Centre Alternative Secondary School Program in Fort Frances. The United Native Friendship Centre’s Alternative Secondary School program is an alternative means of education for secondary students to complete their high school diploma. They provide a site for students to come and work on their booklets and get any kind of support needed through tutors, cultural support, and career planning support.

http://www.unfc.org/native-alternative-education-program

Centre régional d’éducation aux adultes (CRÉA)

Le Centre régional d’éducation des adultes (CRÉA), créé en 2012, a pour mission de desservir l’ensemble des communautés autochtones francophones au Québec. Il vise à amener les individus à développer des compétences à différents niveaux. Divers programmes sont offerts par le CRÉA : alphabétisation, formation présecondaire, formation aux 1er et 2e cycles du secondaire, formations menant […]

Le Centre régional d’éducation des adultes (CRÉA), créé en 2012, a pour mission de desservir l’ensemble des communautés autochtones francophones au Québec. Il vise à amener les individus à développer des compétences à différents niveaux. Divers programmes sont offerts par le CRÉA : alphabétisation, formation présecondaire, formation aux 1er et 2e cycles du secondaire, formations menant vers des métiers semi-spécialisés, mesures d’intégration socio-professionnelle, préparation aux études postsecondaires, etc. Depuis août 2017, le CRÉA offre des services à partir au Centre d’études supérieures Lucien-Cliche de Val-d’Or, pour accueillir un plus grand nombre d’étudiants autochtones. Ce lieu d’apprentissage contribue aussi à des échanges et à un rapprochement entre les différentes cultures. Une des particularités de centre est que des cours sont offerts en langue anicinabe. Pour certains apprenants, ce centre de formation devient un moyen de prendre contact avec leurs origines. Pour d’autres, il leur permet de préserver leur identité culturelle.

 

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