05 juin 2018

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander member survey - I'm Still Not a Racist, But...

The National Tertiary Education Union (NTEU) Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit is seeking feedback from current Aboriginal and/or Torres Strait Islander members on their experiences of racism, discrimination and lateral violence in the workplace and Australian society.
In 2011, the NTEU released the report ‘I’m Not a Racist, But…’ with findings from the survey showing racism, discrimination and lateral violence do impact Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Academic and Professional/General staff members in the Australian higher education sector and in society more broadly. More...

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Call for registrations - NTEU National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Forum 2018

The NTEU Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Policy Committee (A&TSIPC) will conduct the 2018 NTEU National Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander Forum from Thursday 26th to Saturday 28th of July, and will be conducted at Conferences on Clarendon, 120 Clarendon Street, Southbank, VIC, 3006. More...

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01 juin 2018

Building a Community of Indigenous Higher Education Practice

MelbourneThe theme for this year’s conference is building a community of Indigenous higher education practice.
The Conference Chair is Professor Shaun Ewen, Pro Vice-Chancellor (Indigenous) & Foundation Director of the Melbourne Poche Centre for Indigenous Health, Faculty of Medicine, Dentistry and Health Sciences at The University of Melbourne. The Conference Ambassador is Professor Marcia Langton, Trinity College Fellow and Associate Provost & Foundation Chair of Australian Indigenous Studies at the University of Melbourne. More...

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21 mai 2018

Who Should Teach Indigenous History?

HomeBy Scott Jaschik. Canada's "residential schools" took indigenous Canadians away from their families and communities and educated them in ways meant to minimize their heritage. So when news spread that Mount Saint Vincent University, in Nova Scotia, had hired someone who is not indigenous to teach a course about the residential schools, many indigenous groups in Canada were critical. More...

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22 avril 2018

Budget undermines Indigenous sport

The ConversationThat is, instead of clearly allocating money to the Aboriginal Sport Circle, an Indigenous-led organization in Canada, the federal government has identified the programs offered by Right To Play, an international, non-Indigenous, non-profit organization, as a model for programming and the only named organization in this category in the 2018 federal budget. More...

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Can we really teach ‘Indigenizing’ courses online?

The ConversationOn April 16, Canadians — and internet users around the world — have the opportunity to participate in “Indigenous Canada,” a Massive Open Online Course (MOOC) offered through the University of Alberta and the Coursera consortium of online learning providers.
Similar courses — for instance on “Reconciliation through Indigenous education” and “Aboriginal worldviews and education” — are offered by the University of British Columbia and the University of Toronto respectively.
“Indigenization” of the curriculum is an urgent issue in Canadian higher education. More...

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21 avril 2018

U British Columbia Apologizes for Role in Indian Residential School System

HomeBy Elizabeth Redden. University of British Columbia president Santa J. Ono issued a statement of apology Monday for the university’s role in the Indian residential school system, a system that persisted for more than a century until the last school closed in 1996. More...

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19 avril 2018

This U of A Indigenous history course is the most popular course in Canada

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. A course created one year ago by the University of Alberta was the most popular online course in Canada in 2017, and is already making inroads into how Canadians understand the history of Indigenous people. With almost 20,000 people enrolled, the free online 12-module course called Indigenous Canada teaches those from an Indigenous perspective. More...

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29 mars 2018

A voice for native-serving institutions in higher ed

University Business Magazine logoWhen it comes to underserved student populations, one group is often left out of the conversation: American Indians and Alaska Natives. More...

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27 mars 2018

Australia could look to New Zealand to increase the number of Indigenous academics and students

The ConversationThe United Nations’ Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples insists:

Indigenous individuals…have the right to all levels and forms of education of the State without discrimination.

The Declaration contextualises this objective as embodying:

the right to the dignity and diversity of their cultures, traditions, histories and aspirations which shall be appropriately reflected in education and public information.

Culture counts in education. Culture influences the things people wish to teach and research. It frames the expertise they bring to the academy. More...

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