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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25 mars 2018

Research Resource for Native Student Success

HomeBy Lindsay McKenzie. The American Indian College Fund has created an online repository for research into Native higher education. More...

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16 mars 2018

NTEU commits to revised 10 Point Plan for a post-Treaty union (Advocate 25 01)

The NTEU has a long history of taking seriously our obligations to work with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) peoples and communities to redress past and current wrongs and to forge a better future. More...

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More Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islander staff in universities, but... (Advocate 25 01)

Just before the end of last year, the Department of Education released the 2017 university staffing data1, with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander (A&TSI) staffing data showing an increase in the number and full-time equivalence (FTE) from 2016 reported figures. More...

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Treaty commitment by NSW ALP (Advocate 25 01)

In the lead-up to the NSW state election this year, the Labor Party has announced a policy platform of “inking treaties” with Aboriginal people. The announcement was made by state leader Luke Foley on Australia Day, along with his pledge to fly the Aboriginal flag permanently on the Sydney Harbour Bridge. More...

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15 mars 2018

eYarn - March 2018 edition

Hello everyone from the National Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Unit! 
We hope the academic year is going well so far. To those new to the NTEU, eYarn is the unit’s email circular – a short guide to what is going on around the traps. We send it out roughly every couple of months as needs be to keep you all informed of developments. More...

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03 mars 2018

Important developments in indigenous online learning

http://www.tonybates.ca/wp-content/uploads/asssociates.jpgBy The First Nations Technology Council of British Columbia and Royal Roads University have recently announced a partnership that aims to leverage RRU’s expertise in digital learning with the First Nations Technology Council’s ‘comprehensive digital skills program designed to support the full, equitable participation and leadership of Indigenous peoples in the province’s fastest growing economic sector.’ More...

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