Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education – Free Online Course from UBC

Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education Advancing reconciliation in classrooms, organizations, and communities through the teaching and learning of Indigenous ways of knowing. Check it out at https://www.edx.org/course/reconciliation-through-indigenous-ubcx-indedu200x-1 About this course For educators, this means responding to educational reforms that prioritize improved educational outcomes for Indigenous learners. In addition, educators must support all learners to develop their knowledge[…]

Community-driven skills training programs making difference for First Nations

Government of B.C. Press Release Job training programs delivering strong results Community-driven skills training programs supported by the British Columbia government are making a real difference in the lives of a growing number of First Nations members. Launched in 2015, the Aboriginal Skills Training Development Fund provides $30 million in skills-training funding over three years[…]

Internet access to remote areas an important step for Canadians

From http://medicinehatnews.com/commentary/opinions/2016/12/24/internet-access-to-remote-areas-an-important-step-for-canadians/ Internet access to remote areas an important step for Canadians BY MEDICINE HAT NEWS OPINON ON DECEMBER 24, 2016. Seven First Nation youth died in Thunder Bay, Ont., between 2000 and 2011. These youth had spent their earliest years in remote First Nation communities — accessible by long winding gravel roads, or small aircraft,[…]

Interviews of professors about their research and work with Indigenous communities

Two professor were recently interviewed about their research and work with Indigenous communities .. Marie-Odile Junker, a linguistics professor at Carleton University and lead of the Algonquian Linguistic Atlas http://www.universityaffairs.ca/magazine/sponsored-content/smart-ideas-qa-marie-odile-junker-alsatian-loves-algonquian-languages  Jo-ann Archibald on Indigenous “storywork” Associate dean for Indigenous Education and Director of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program (NITEP) at the University dans quel pays[…]

Líl̓wat Nation receives federal funding to construct Tśzil Learning Centre

ISED Press Release Government of Canada invests in new Tśzil Learning Centre The Government of Canada values the role of post-secondary institutions as they help equip young Canadians with the education and training they need for future careers that will help them join a strong, healthy middle class. Today’s $7.21-million investment in the Tśzil Learning Centre[…]

MWC-FNI Report: Supporting Indigenous Language and Cultural Resurgence with Digital Technologies

The Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre (MWC) and the First Nations Innovation (FNI) research project at the University of New Brunswick teamed up to produce a SSHRC-funded Knowledge Synthesis report entitled: Supporting Indigenous Language and Cultural Resurgence with Digital Technologies David Perley, Director of MWC and Susan O’Donnell, lead investigator of the FNI led the production of this report.[…]

FMCC members present at Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation conference

Susan O’Donnell and Brian Beaton delivered presentations at this year’s Canadian Rural Revitalization Foundation (http://crrf.ca) conference in Guelph, ON on October 12 to 15. The session, entitled “Technology in Rural, Northern & Aboriginal Communities” included a discussion about the ISED report completed by the FMCC team in January 2016 and a description of the First[…]

FMCC Team Presents at World Forum on Free Media Conference

The First Mile team is busy spreading the news about First Nations digital innovation across Canada! This summer, three delegates from the First Mile Connectivity Consortium (FMCC) traveled to Montreal to present their work at an international conference. Denise Williams from the First Nations Technology Council (B.C.) joined Bill Murdoch from the First Nations Health and Social Secretariat[…]

First Nations in Northern Ontario Innovate with Social Media Tools

By Jennifer Leask A modern digital tool like social media likely isn’t the first thing that comes to mind when people consider how to preserve First Nations cultures in Northern Ontario, but sites like Facebook and MyKnet.Org are doing just that – and more – for some communities. When Howard Moose wants to get the[…]

Rebooting Canada’s Communication Legislation Conference in Ottawa – May 22-23, 2015

The University of Ottawa’s Centre on Governance and the Forum for Research on Policy in Communications (FRPC) are co-sponsoring a policy and law conference on May 22nd and 23rd, 2015, focussing on Canada’s broadcasting and telecommunications legislation. It will examine issues related to communications sovereignty and the use of new content distribution services, the socio-cultural[…]