31 octobre 2019

Nature stories: Children experience the seasons with Indigenous knowledge keepers

The ConversationOn the winding trails the ground is covered with red and yellow maple tree leaves. These are ininaatigobagaa, the children and adults in our forest nature program have learned, in the Ojibwe language.
In the Humber Valley in the northwest end of Toronto, children examine and learn about the red oak acorns (mitigomin) that are not buried by the eastern grey squirrels (misagidamoo) and will grow into trees and feed future generations of squirrels. They are learning about the language of nature of that area. More...

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Teaching truth and reconciliation in Canada: The perfect place to begin is right where a teacher stands

The ConversationAs researchers, teachers and administrators — one of whom is of Anishinaabe, German, and French heritage and one of whom is a longstanding non-Indigenous ally of Irish, Scottish and English ancestry — we have dedicated our careers to education for and about Indigenous people, and to Indigenous-led ally-building in education. More...

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Universities don’t control the labour market: we shouldn’t fund them like they do

The ConversationFrom 2020, universities will receive a certain amount of government funding based on four performance measures: student drop-out rates; participation of Indigenous, lower socioeconomic status and regional and remote students; student satisfaction with the university experience; and employment outcomes. More...

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15 septembre 2019

Bungled NZ census highlights need for multiple voting options to raise Māori participation

The ConversationNew Zealand’s government statistician resigned last week, following the release of an independent review of the 2018 census.
The census was the first to be carried out online, but its 83% response rate fell short of the 94% target and was 9% lower than the previous census. Māori responses dropped 20% on the previous census. More...

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Land occupation at Ihumātao: why the New Zealand government needs to act cautiously but quickly

The ConversationWhen TJ Perenara took the field for the All Blacks against Australia, in the critical final match of the Bledisloe Cup series last month, he wore a band around his wrist with the word Ihumātao. Perenara is one of a growing number of people drawn to support the protest against a housing development of the Ōtuataua Stonefields on the Manukau Harbour, near Auckland’s international airport. More...

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The road to reconciliation starts with the UN Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

The ConversationWhen the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada concluded its work almost four years ago, it provided a road map for Canadians to follow. That road map, the 94 Calls to Action, aims to “revitalize the relationship between Aboriginal Peoples and Canadian society” after more than 100 years of the traumatic and systemic removal of Indigenous children from their families. More...

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07 septembre 2019

Māori and Pasifika scholars remain severely under-represented in New Zealand universities

The ConversationThe number of Māori and Pasifika students attending New Zealand universities has been increasing steadily, with 75,625 Māori and 32,465 Pasifika enrolled in 2018.
But for many of these students, they will not be taught by Māori or Pasifika throughout their degree. And depending on their discipline, they may not get to work with a Māori or Pasifika advisor during their postgraduate years either. This not only affects Māori and Pasifika but also reinforces to all of New Zealand that “experts” are not Māori and Pasifika but most likely Pākehā (New Zealanders of European descent). More...

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What does ‘We are all treaty people’ mean, and who speaks for Indigenous students on campus?

The ConversationWhile there has been a recent growing awareness of Indigenous cultures at Canadian universities, racism, violence and dismissal still dominate conversations on campus. More...

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31 août 2019

Preserving A&TSI sign language (Advocate 26 02)

2019 is the UN’s International Year for Indigenous Languages and, as we saw in the previous edition of Advocate, some are choosing to highlight the importance of language preservation on campus. More...

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27 août 2019

Journées des peuples autochtones du 9 au 11 août 2019 en Guyane

Alternatives EconomiquesSur le blog de Michel Abhervé pour Alternatives économiquesLes neuvièmes Journées des peuples autochtones, organisées par la Collectivité Territoriale de Guyane, débuteront le 9 août, déclaré « Journée internationale des Peuples Autochtones » par les Nations Unies  et se clôtureront le 11sur la place des Palmistes à Cayenne. Plus...

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