Building Relationships on Anishinaabe Territory: Community and University Working in Partnership

March 27, 2015 10:27 am
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Above: Dr. Katrina Srigley Centuries-old land claim disputes. Armed standoffs. Treaty agreements marred by deceit. Terror, abuse and confinement. The history of the relationship between Canada’s Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples is fraught with mistrust, misunderstanding and multiple challenges. That’s no way to build a future. But there is hope. There is […]

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Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University

March 23, 2015 1:14 pm
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The Aboriginal Initiatives Program at Nipissing University provides a supportive environment to Aboriginal students in a welcoming and understanding way, sensitive to their culture. Although many of the students come from Ontario and Quebec, some are from much further away, such as Thomsen D’Hont, a Métis from Yellowknife. D’Hont chose […]

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Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University

January 23, 2015 9:38 am
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The purpose of the Aboriginal Initiatives Office at Nipissing University is to provide support to Aboriginal students, encouraging them to participate in and celebrate their culture and heritage.   Mair Greenfield started her career in the Corrections Worker program at Canadore College in North Bay, worked at a detention centre, […]

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Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University

December 17, 2014 12:06 pm
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The Aboriginal Initiatives Program at Nipissing University provides an opportunity for Aboriginal students to receive post-secondary education and stay in touch with their own culture and heritage. The goal is to help these students gain success then bring that success to other students in similar situations. Bryan Bellefeuille was always […]

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Nipissing University Provides Quality Education to First Nations Communities

November 27, 2014 12:22 pm
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It is frequently forgotten access to learning and high-quality teaching is not available for everyone in Canada. The education provided for aboriginal children is just one example of a group with limited access. Their level of education is well below that of other Canadian children. The high school graduation rate […]

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Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University

October 10, 2014 10:03 am
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Photo Courtesy of  nipissingu.ca The Aboriginal Initiatives Program at Nipissing University offers students a unique opportunity to remain connected with their heritage while receiving their education. Throughout the school year, as well as in the summer, the Aboriginal Initiatives Office is busy helping students engage in their studies and in […]

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Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University

August 15, 2014 3:42 pm
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Courtney Binda, from Wawa, Ontario is interested in pursuing a career in education. She has just completed her final year in the Bachelor of Physical and Health Education and in the fall will be continuing with a consecutive Bachelor of Education degree at Nipissing’s Schulich School of Education. With the […]

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The Art of Mary Pheasant A Mix of Family, Culture and Healing

August 13, 2014 12:26 pm
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Kitigan is a one-of-a-kind online Aboriginal art business that sells authentic, high quality, Aboriginal handmade goods. Kitigan provides artisans with a forum for developing their market, promoting their work and creating an ongoing revenue source through sales and royalties. Kitigan is a social enterprise incubated by the OFIFC’s economic development […]

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Aboriginal Initiatives at Nipissing University

June 11, 2014 11:00 am
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Continuing with our Aboriginal Pathways series, these two students are participants in programs offered by the Aboriginal Initiatives Office at Nipissing University. Their journeys and experiences have been different yet this Office has helped connect them with others and get involved in the Nipissing community. Tory Fisher is from Nipissing […]

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Aboriginal Arts & Stories Awards for Youth in Gatineau

June 6, 2014 11:56 am
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The annual awards ceremony for Historica Canada’s Aboriginal Arts & Stories competition brings together First Nations, Métis and Inuit youth from across the country in celebration of their rich and distinct histories and cultures. The goal of Aboriginal Arts & Stories is to encourage Aboriginal youth, ages eleven to twenty-nine, […]

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Nipissing University: Aboriginal Initiatives

June 3, 2014 11:01 am
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Nipissing University, located in North Bay, is the perfect environment for learning. Nipissing has the benefit of smaller class sizes, more individual attention and specialized programs catering to students’ needs. For Aboriginal students in particular, though the Aboriginal Initiatives Office, Nipissing offers a unique and wide range of programs to […]

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Education as Transformation — Answering the call of Chief Dan George

April 29, 2014 11:00 am
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“I’m going back to school.” What a sense of opportunity that simple phrase evokes. Stories of personal growth often begin with those few words. In a society focused on the power of the individual to change their life and begin anew, the pursuit of knowledge is a critical first step. […]

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Aboriginal Initiatives Program at Nipissing University

April 28, 2014 12:53 pm
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Nipissing University in North Bay, Ontario offers a unique program for Aboriginal students looking for an opportunity to be involved in their community. Aboriginal Initiatives provides multiple resources that help students successfully earn a degree. The school also organizes both social and educational events that encourage students to reach out […]

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Multiple Peoples, Multiple Problems, Multiple Solutions

April 23, 2014 12:11 pm
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Most Canadians are in favour of good quality education for Canadian children. Good education contributes to good jobs, good income, good health and good lifestyles, all of which are positive forces in society. But for mystifying reasons kids who grow up on First Nations reserves are given far fewer chances […]

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Join the Conversation between Canadians and Aboriginal Peoples

June 20, 2013 5:46 pm
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Poverty, lack of education and almost no consultation in important decision-making processes have contributed to the deeply rooted colonial relationship that exists between Canadians and indigenous peoples. In discussing nation-to-nation responsibilities, treaty rights, treaty responsibilities and personal commitments, the series aims to build a dynamic that can move towards decolonization […]

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Canadians: Guardians of Equality and Justice

August 26, 2011 5:52 pm
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Equal access to social services, education, and safe water, are of the most pressing issues for Canada’s First Nations People. In Canada, there are countless organizations that are working toward the common cause of improving the quality of life for Canada’s First Nations People. These organizations are necessary tools in the process of change. Or, are they?

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The Path to Self-Governance: A Rationale Behind Eradicating the Indian Act

July 13, 2011 8:36 am
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An archaic and racist-based legislative barrier to First Nations Peoples achieving self-governance is the Indian Act. It is considered one of their biggest obstacles.

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