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03/15/17

Partnership paves way for Professional Development School
 for next wave of Indigenous educators

Referring to it as a momentous occasion, it was a case of coming full circle for University of Saskatchewan College of Education Dean Michelle Prytula. A decade earlier she had been the principal at the somewhat aging St. Frances Cree… +Read More
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03/15/17

Student’s question triggered victorious McDowell research project

It all started rather innocently when the curiosity of a 15-year-old student was piqued as to why the river near the home community of Cumberland River was browner than usual. The quick answer was perhaps simple enough in that there… +Read More
01/26/17

Justin Trudeau pressed on Indigenous support at Saskatoon town hall

A First Nations leader wondered why Prime Minister Justin Trudeau chose to dredge up old stereotypes during a town hall in Saskatoon on Wednesday. Trudeau spoke of “a number of chiefs” he has met who asked for money without considering how it can best be used. He said it’s clear those chiefs “haven’t actually talked to their young people.” That didn’t sit well with Saskatoon Tribal Council Chief Felix Thomas. “It was a little bit odd,” Thomas said in an interview after... +Read More
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01/13/17

Following Their Voices initiative shows signs of success

A new initiative aimed at improving educational achievement and graduation rates of First Nations and Métis students is making a difference in the classroom for many students around the province. During its first year, Following Their Voices led to a… +Read More
01/03/17

‘We have to address the underfunding in education’: Wotherspoon

Indigenous students experiencing ‘lack of fairness’ due to budget rollbacks, Opposition says Interim NDP leader Trent Wotherspoon says there needs to be more fairness when it comes to the funding that Saskatchewan classrooms get. In a year-end interview with CBC, Wotherspoon said the Sask. Party government’s mismanagement of the province’s wallet is being felt by the most vulnerable. “I’m hearing from people all across the province, so many that actually voted for the current government that are so disappointed with... +Read More
12/22/16

Give some First Nations schools more money than urban counterparts, says federal minister

First Nations schools deserve the same level of funding as those in Canada’s cities and towns, but some First Nations schools should get even more, says Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Carolyn Bennett. In an interview with CBC News, Bennett noted… +Read More
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