It's through this program that Willier's mother, Stacey Shiner, applied for funding for her daughter and was refused. The government subsequently spent the $110,000 fighting Shiner in the Supreme Court where, in May of this year, she lost the case.
While the country is gearing up for a massive celebration of Canada’s 150th anniversary of Confederation, it’s also important to note the accomplishments of Indigenous peoples before 1867.
This document contains many promising ideas that could improve life for several different types of students. However, it also fails to provide a clear roadmap to achieve to these goals in a lot of places.
Danielle Taillon, a fourth-year mechanical engineering student at the University of Ottawa, has started a project to get Indigenous youth in remote communities involved with science, engineering, and technology.
Instituting mandatory Indigenous history classes would help ensure students are prepared to make equitable decisions as they start the next chapter of their lives.
The rate of suicide amongst Canadian Indigenous youth in particular is five to six times higher than the national average, and within that group, Inuit youth have the highest at 11 times the national average.
Lindberg’s novel centers around Bernice Meetoos, a young Cree woman from Northern Alberta, who leaves her community and travels to British Columbia on a physical, and internal, journey. Although the book is fictional and not based off of Lindberg, who is an As’in’i’wa’chi Ni’yaw Nation Rocky Mountain Cree woman herself hailing from the Kelly Lake Cree Nation community in Alberta, she says that she has drawn from her life for inspiration for it.
Working with the There’s Room: Ottawa Artists Respond to the Refugee Crisis art exhibition at Gallery 101, which features multiple University of Ottawa alumni, Koebel guided participants through Ottawa’s Little Italy neighbourhood on Feb. 20.
CBC shuts down comments on stories related to Indigenous people, cites uncivil dialogue The CBC has temporarily disabled comments on their online stories pertaining to Canada’s Indigenous people. The decision ...