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05/11/16

Ottawa confirms Jordan’s Principle of equal care for First Nations children

The federal government has delivered a response to the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal agreeing to address gaps in the application of Jordan’s Principle without delay — the rule adopted by the House of Commons in 2007 ensuring equal health care access for First Nations children. On April 26, the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal gave the Department of Indigenous Affairs two weeks to respond to an order to implement the principle immediately and broadly. By responding today, the federal government met the imposed deadline. Today’s written... +Read More
05/06/16

Bring a Bear to Work/School – Tuesday May 10!

Tuesday, May 10 has been declared Bring a Bear to Work/School Day in support of Jordan’s Principle. Organized by the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada, this day of action has been established to draw attention to… +Read More
There was a kaleidoscope of colours on display at the performance of Resilience, which was a production penned by Chris Scribe.
04/13/16

Scribe cites connection of students to ancestors

As the name of the production implied, Chris Scribe said the poignancy of the recent Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations served to remind him “how amazing Aboriginal people truly are given the pride and passion they have in their culture even… +Read More
04/04/16

Saskatchewan’s First Nations provincial spelling bee puts kids in the spotlight

Organizer Pauline Favel says it brings awareness to literacy and spelling Kids from First Nations around Saskatchewan are practicing their spelling in preparation for the very first First Nations Provincial Spelling Bee on Friday. The spelling bee, which will be held in North Battleford, Sask. at the Don Ross Centre, was organized by Pauline Favel. “Little did we know the amount, the enormity of this project,” Favel said on CBC’s Saskatchewan Weekend. ‘We are doing something that’s positive for First Nations... +Read More
12/10/15

Saskatoon Cree teacher shortlisted for $1M global award

Belinda Daniels is the only Canadian teacher up for the Global Teacher Prize worth $1 million A Saskatoon Cree teacher has been shortlisted for a global award worth $1 million. Belinda Daniels is the only Canadian teacher up for the Global Teacher Prize awarded by the Varkey Foundation. “I was pretty ecstatic, overwhelmed, and it was exciting,” Daniels said on CBC’s Saskatoon Morning.  I wanted to share that feeling of connectedness with my students. – Belinda Daniels, teacher ​Daniels is from... +Read More
Shelly Stanley, Chelsey Dillon and Patronella Lewis from Onion Lake are busy taking notes from this year’s Taking Your Place in the Professional Community conference for beginning teachers.
11/10/15

Onion Lake teachers can apply what they learned to classrooms

For a trio of elementary school teachers from Onion Lake Cree Nation attending this year’s Taking Your Place in the Professional Community conference for beginning teachers was not only an event that proved to be different from what they might… +Read More
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