16 janvier 2019

Aboriginal languages in Canada - About one in five people reporting an Aboriginal mother tongue live in Quebec

In 2011, of all people reporting an Aboriginal mother tongue in Canada, the highest proportions lived in Quebec (20.9%), Manitoba (17.7%) and Saskatchewan (16.0%) (Figure 1).
In Quebec, the Aboriginal languages most frequently reported as mother tongues were the Cree languages, Inuktitut, Innu/Montagnais and Atikamekw. The main Aboriginal mother tongues reported in Manitoba were the Cree languages, Ojibway and Oji-Cree. In Saskatchewan, the Cree languages and Dene were the most often reported languages. More...

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Aboriginal languages in Canada - Inuit and Athapaskan languages also frequently reported

The Inuit and the Athapaskan languages were the second (35,500) and third (20,700) language families with the largest populations in 2011.
Inuktitut (34,110) was by far the most frequently reported mother tongue within the Inuit language family. People with Inuktitut as their mother tongue lived mainly in Nunavut or Quebec.
Among the Athapaskan family, Dene (11,860) was most frequently reported as mother tongue. Nearly 71% of people who reported Dene as mother tongue lived in Saskatchewan.
The other nine Aboriginal language families accounted for about 6% of the population who reported an Aboriginal mother tongue. Five of these families (Salish, Tsimshian, Wakashan, Kutenai and Haida) were primarily found in British Columbia. This province is home to over 30 different Aboriginal mother tongues, most reported by less than 1,000 people each.
Michif, the traditional language of the Métis, was reported as mother tongue by 640 people living mainly in Saskatchewan, Manitoba or Alberta. More...

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Aboriginal languages in Canada - Largest Aboriginal language family is Algonquian

The Aboriginal language family with the largest number of people was Algonquian. A total of 144,015 people reported a mother tongue belonging to this language family (Table 1). The Algonquian languages most often reported in 2011 as mother tongues were the Cree languages (83,475), Ojibway (19,275), Innu/Montagnais (10,965) and Oji-Cree (10,180).
People reporting a mother tongue belonging to the Algonquian language family lived across Canada. For example, people with the Cree languages as their mother tongue lived mainly in Saskatchewan, Manitoba, Alberta or Quebec. Those with Ojibway or Oji-Cree mother tongues were mainly located in Ontario or Manitoba, while those whose mother tongue was Innu/Montagnais or Atikamekw (5,915) lived mostly in Quebec.
Also included in the Algonquian language family were people who reported Mi'kmaq (8,030) who lived mainly in Nova Scotia or New Brunswick, and those who reported Blackfoot (3,250) as their mother tongue and who primarily lived in Alberta. More...

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23 décembre 2018

Interwoven approaches: indigenisation and internationalisation

One of the main obstacles Indigenous people face in the international arena is the lack of Indigenous curricula and practices in higher education. “Too often, education systems do not respect indigenous peoples’ diverse cultures. There are too few teachers who speak their languages and their schools often lack basic materials. More...

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18 décembre 2018

San Manuel tribe donates $1.28M to UC Riverside’s Native American student programs

University Business Magazine logoThe San Manuel Band of Mission Indians near Highland is giving UC Riverside a $1.28 million grant, partly to help fund its Gathering of the Tribes Summer Residential Program. More...

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17 décembre 2018

Financial empowerment is the road to success for Indigenous youth

The ConversationAs well, Indigenous entrepreneurship, in general, but especially for youth, has been on the rise since 2000. That business arena is growing at a rate that is six times faster than entrepreneurship among non-Indigenous people. Indigenous entrepreneurs tend to be about 10 years younger than their non-Indigenous peers. More...

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10 décembre 2018

Media Release: NTEU Lecture, Thursday 22 November 2018 at the University of Adelaide

The year 2018 marks the anniversary of two of the best known frontier massacres in Australia: the 180th anniversary of the Myall Creek massacre of 1838; and the 90th anniversary of the Coniston massacre of 1928. More...

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02 décembre 2018

Better Northern Higher Education Strategy

By Alex Usher. Higher education strategy in the Canadian north is tricky. Challenges include from the huge distances, the tiny populations, and the responsibility to support Indigenous populations with specific cultural, educational and scientific needs. More...

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Wānangas, Tribal Colleges, and Canadian Indigenous PSE Institutions

By Alex Usher. Now I’ve written a little bit about Wānangas before, and they certainly are an interesting model.  New Zealand has three of them: the largest of the three (Te Wānanga o Aotearoa) has over 20,000 students in 80 or so locations across New Zealand (they’ve largely avoided getting bogged down in campus infrastructure), with a set of program offerings not entirely unlike those of Canadian polytechnics. More...

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19 novembre 2018

A&TSI business at NTEU National Council 2018 (Advocate 25 03)

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander business at NTEU National Council 2018 was again an important and vital part of the agenda, with a wide-range of motions tabled on issues ranging from continued support for treaties, through to the continued removal of A&TSI children. More...

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