Upcoming Webinar – Education Policy Series: Inuit


On April 11, 2013 at 1:30pm ESTThe Collaborative Circle on Education and Youth Leadership is hosting an webinar with a focus on Inuit Education. Participants will learn about the Inuit Education Strategy, facilitated by Mary Simon, specifically the launch of Amaujaq National Centre for Inuit Education and hear from three speakers showcasing innovative approaches to improving Inuit education in Canada today.

|| Moderator || James Stauch, Chair of The Circle and Founder of 8th Rung

|| Panelists || Mary Simon, Chair of Inuit Tapiriit Kanatami (ITK) National Committee on Inuit Education (NCIE), Jodie Lane, Education Counsellor, Nunatsiavut Government, Navarana Beveridge, Director of Social Policy at Qikiqtani Inuit Association (QIA) and Founder of Tumikuluit Saipaaqivik, Mindy Willet, Social Studies and Northern Studies Coordinator, Government Northwest Territories 

Sign up!: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/453808839

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Investing in Our Youth Webinar – Mino Biimadis Presentation

The Collaborative Circle on the Land and Peoples presents:

Mino Biimadis (‘A Good Life’ in Anishinaabe) a youth program that was driven, developed, administered, and evaluated by youth in Toronto. The program put a group of youth leaders through leadership training so that they could put their skills into practice leading other Indigenous youth through a series of workshops based around Indigenous culture, traditional teachings, ceremony, the arts, health, and professional development. This unique pilot project gave urban youth a chance to reconnect to Indigenous culture in an area where there is limited access to a non-developed traditional land base. This project was supported by the Noojimawin Health Authority, Miziwe Biik Aboriginal Employment and Training Centre, and the Ontario Trillium Foundation.

Miigwetch to our presenters Caleb Trudeau and Jamaias DaCosta!

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Upcoming Event – Investing in Our Youth Webinar – March 5th, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m. EST

Upcoming Event - Investing in Our Youth Webinar - March 5th, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m. EST

The Collaborative Circle on the Land and Peoples is proud to host a Webinar with two Indigenous initiatives, which have found creative ways to reconnect youth with the land through Indigenous culture-based programs that teach traditional values and skills.

Join us on Tuesday, March 5th, 2013 @ 1:30 p.m. EST to learn how Project George and Mino Biimadis are helping youth in their communities.

Go here to REGISTER: https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/250823199

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Indigenous Perspectives of the Land Panel Discussion Available Online

The Circle was so honoured to have hosted a panel discussion about Indigenous perspectives of the land with Hayden King, Michele Audette, Janice Makokis and Kyla Kakfwi-Scott. We touched on topics such as identity and connection to the land, traditional systems of governance, language, land issues, youth and rebuilding connection to the land in communities. If you were not able to join us online, the session was recorded so you can tune in by clicking the link! Chii miigwetch to all participants and audience members!

Click here to listen: Indigenous Perspectives of the Land Panel Discussion



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Upcoming Event – Indigenous Perspectives of the Land Panel Discussion – January 29th, 2013 @ 1:30pm EST

Upcoming Event - Indigenous Perspectives of the Land Panel Discussion - January 29th, 2013 @ 1:30pm EST

The environmental, political, cultural, and social landscape in Canada and Indigenous communities is in a drastic state of transition. As society seeks ways to address the issues that are affecting the harmony between humans and the land, and consequently the balance within Indigenous communities, the need for public discussion and the formation of strategic alliances has become apparent. Join us online on January 29th at 1:30 p.m. EST to discuss Indigenous perspectives of the land. Register now at https://www4.gotomeeting.com/register/693644831

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Event: Arctic Peoples and Security Conference Jan. 29-30, 2013 (Toronto)

This conference aims to explore different ways of conceptualizing and understanding security in the Arctic in order to develop and implement sounder, more productive, and more inclusive public policies in the North.

Hosted by The Walter and Duncan Gordon Foundation, in partnership with the Canada Centre for Global Security Studies at the Munk School of Global Affairs, University of Toronto, TheInuit Knowledge CentreSt. Jerome’s University and the Trinity-Munk Centre for Contemporary International History.

Click here for more information.

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Document: Key Policy Issues in Aboriginal Education

Screen Shot 2013-01-03 at 12.57.35 PMIn Learn Canada 2020, provincial and territorial ministers of education, acting through the Council of Ministers of Education, Canada (CMEC), affirmed their commitment to improving outcomes for Aboriginal students and identified the gaps in academic achievement and graduation rates between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal students as a key area for attention. One of the strategies articulated in the CMEC Aboriginal Education Action Plan for addressing these gaps in outcomes is “strengthening the capacity for evidence-based decision making.” Toward that goal, CMEC commissioned a report to consider how better data and evidence can be developed to support jurisdictions’ efforts to improve the academic achievement and attainment of Aboriginal students in provincial and territorial elementary and secondary schools.  Click here for a link to this report.

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