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January 12, 2024

Here’s What It Takes to Indigenize Higher Ed

Work slowly, in relationship with people. And push for structural change. The Tyee: The Conversation – The move in Canadian academia to “decolonize” or “Indigenize” and commit to broader frameworks of reconciliation pertains to how work is done within universities, as well as how universities engage with broader communities.  Commitments aim to increase the visibility...

January 12, 2024

College of the North Atlantic and Qalipu First Nation renew MOU

NationTalk: New five-year agreement allows partners to advance common objectives College of the North Atlantic (CNA) and the Qalipu First Nation (QFN) signed a new five-year Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) on Friday. The purpose of the MOU is to further strengthen the relationship between the two and advance common objectives. CNA and the QFN signed...

January 9, 2024

University of Saskatchewan: President’s perspective: Campaign creates new opportunities for USask

NationTalk: ENC Education News Canada – From a remarkable rise in world university rankings and record enrolment, to the launch of the largest comprehensive campaign in the history of the province, the University of Saskatchewan (USask) charted a new course to success in 2023. “As a university, we really have the wind in our sails...

October 20, 2023

Centennial College’s new building prioritizes Indigenous inclusivity and sustainability

The front facade of Centennial College’s new A-Building. Photos courtesy Riley Snelling. The building at night. The aerial view of the building and its landscaped surrounds. The detail on the facade of the building. A hybrid timber staircase. An interior hallway. A computer lab. A common area inside the building. A classroom in a circular...

October 16, 2023

University of Toronto implements tuition-free initiative for 9 First Nations near its campuses

The move is part of the university’s ongoing reconciliation efforts CBC indigenous: The University of Toronto has launched a tuition-free initiative for nine First Nation communities in territories adjacent to its campuses in downtown Toronto, Mississauga and Scarborough.  The initiative is part of the university’s efforts to make education more accessible for Indigenous students as outlined in Answering the...

September 22, 2023

U of T to cover tuition for students from nine First Nations communities

The ceremonial Eagle Feather and U of T’s ceremonial mace at a 2023 convocation ceremony. The Eagle Feather was gifted to the Office of the President by Elders at the 2017 entrustment ceremony for the University of Toronto Truth and Reconciliation Steering Committee’s Report, “Answering the Call: Wecheehetowin” (photo by Lisa Sakulensky) By Adina Bresge NationTalk:...

July 2, 2023

Fanshawe launching Anishinaabemowin immersion program

Two-year immersive language program to start in September.  CBC News: When Monty McGahey II was ten, his dad gave him a cassette tape and learning booklet filled with Anishinaabemowin words, hoping his son might invest time in the language neither of them spoke.  “I was motivated to learn but had nobody to speak the language with,” said...

June 29, 2023

‘Just the start’: Brandon University students now required to take Indigenous courses

CTV News: Students at Brandon University will be receiving more Indigenous education starting this fall. The Westman post-secondary institution is now requiring all new students to take at least one Indigenous-based course during their university career. “Starting with first-year students this fall, every student who comes to Brandon University cannot graduate unless they’ve taken at...