06 août 2018

Cultural & ceremonial leave entitlements (Advocate 25 02)

Cultural and ceremonial leave provisions in Awards and Enterprise Agreements have been instituted to recognise the cultural diversity of the Australian workforce, particularly for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander employees. More...

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02 août 2018

TCUs: Saving Native American Education

Screenshot-2018-4-19 Techno-News BlogTechno-News Blog. Native Americans have the lowest educational attainment of any race. In 1990, only 9 percent of Native Americans under the age of 25 had a bachelor’s degree, compared to 21 percent of all U.S. citizens. More...

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01 août 2018

American Indian College Fund Names Five Tribal College Recipient Grantees

University Business Magazine logoResearch has shown that children of color are more likely to succeed when they have a teacher of the same race. Yet Native American children are much more likely to have a white teacher than a Native teacher. More...

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30 juillet 2018

Royal commission scandals are the result of poor financial regulation, not literacy

The ConversationThousands of Aboriginal people were sold unsuitable financial products and vulnerable consumers are targeted by instant cash loan machines because the financial landscape supports predatory practices. More...

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29 juillet 2018

Nixing plans to add Indigenous content to Ontario curriculum is a travesty

The ConversationOntario’s newly elected government has dismissed a plan to revise the province’s social studies and history curriculums to add Indigenous content. There was no reason offered for Premier Doug Ford’s decision. More...

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21 juin 2018

How flexischools could help close the gap in Indigenous education

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThis year marked the tenth year of the Australian government reporting on targets made to close the educational gap between Indigenous and non-Indigenous Australian students. The report card showed some slow gains, but overall it was another national wake-up call. New policy approaches are needed to improve educational outcomes for Indigenous peoples. More...

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Multimedia resources help teachers share Indigenous knowledge in the classroom

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationThis story of corn, beans and squash has been passed down from generation to generation through oral tradition. The relationship of these plants to each other, the earth, and the people who know how to plant them reflect the interdependence of all living things. More...

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Why there are so few Indigenous graduates at convocation

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationConvocation can be a very emotional occasion. Each year, it seems, the commentariat is whipped up into near hysterics over some honorary degree recipient or guest speaker. This year’s panic came by way of the University of Alberta’s acknowledgement of David Suzuki. More...

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Mathematics talent abounds in Indigenous communities

Screenshot-2018-5-7 Education – Views Research – The ConversationOn the occasion of National Indigenous Peoples Day, I would like to show how ubiquitous mathematics — and mathematics talent — is within Indigenous cultures. As a mathematician who immigrated to Canada, and who has worked at universities for most of my adult life, my teaching and learning experiences have shown me this first hand. More...

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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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