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2017 Premier’s Council of Federation Literacy Award

23 March 2017 Public Service Announcement Premier Peter Taptuna is seeking nominations for the 2017 Council of Federation Literacy Award. The Council of Federation Literacy Award honours adults who support, encourage and share ways to strengthen literacy skills with others. Nominations are now open for the 2017 Nunavut award recipient. Nominate someone who has gone […]

by pmnationtalk on March 23, 20175 Views

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CBC Investigates – ‘The rose-coloured glasses are off’: Why experts, students suspect racism under-reported on campuses – CBC

CBC News investigation finds many universities received few or no racism complaints in past 5 years Mar 22, 2017 A CBC News investigation has found many Canadian universities received few or no complaints of racial discrimination on campus over the past five years, but experts and students — and even a couple of the universities […]

by ahnationtalk on March 22, 20177 Views

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Sámi Education Conference

March 22, 2017 The Sámi Education Conference – Reshaping Approaches to Indigenous Education will take place May 30 – June 1 2017 in Diehtosiida, Kautokeino, Norway. Sámi allaskuvla will host an international conference: Sámi Education Conference: Reshaping Approaches to Indigenous Education. The aim of the conference is to share experiences from the indigenous world within the […]

by pmnationtalk on March 22, 20174 Views

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Canadian wins $1M global award for teaching excellence – CP

Source: The Associated Press Mar 19, 2017  By Aya Batrawy THE ASSOCIATED PRESS DUBAI, United Arab Emirates _ A Canadian school teacher whose teaching philosophy underscores hope and acts of kindness in an isolated corner of Quebec won a $1 million prize Sunday in what has become one of the most-coveted and high-profile awards for teaching excellence. […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20175 Views

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Why have Nunavut?’ Battle over education bill goes to heart of territory – CP

Source: The Canadian Press Mar 19, 2017 IQALUIT, Nunavut _ To the Nunavut government, it’s an update to old legislation that needs to acknowledge reality. To others, it’s a dagger to the territory’s heart. “Why have Nunavut?” asks Sandra Inutiq, the territory’s former language commissioner. “Why have we created the territory if we’re not going to protect […]

by ahnationtalk on March 20, 20175 Views

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Aboriginal Head Start – “Wings of Change…Soaring Together”

Early childhood staff from Gamètì, Whatì, Behchokǫ̀ along with the Pre-natal coordinator from Behchokǫ̀ are attending the Alberta Aboriginal Head Start Regional Training Event in Enoch, Alberta March 14th-16th. Staff have been participating in a number of workshops on teaching pre-school children early numeracy and literary skills, nutrition, science and math, art activities, trusting children as […]

by pmnationtalk on March 17, 201710 Views

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Government of Yukon invites feedback on changes to student assessment in schools

March 16, 2017 The Government of Yukon is changing how schools assess and report on student progress and wants feedback on the proposed changes from students, teachers, parents and community members. The proposed changes are based on research and recommendations from the Yukon Education Assessment Committee, a group of 40 Yukon educators, including representation from […]

by ahnationtalk on March 17, 20179 Views

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Nunavut officials say Bill 37 will strengthen DEAs – NunatsiaqOnline

March 13, 2017 Education Act amendments would give local authorities a say in territory-wide education policy Bill 37, which contains the Government of Nunavut’s proposed amendments to the territory’s education act, would give local education authorities a greater say and control in developing education policy through a new elected council, the Department of Education’s top […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 201714 Views

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Facing Inuit teacher shortages, Nunavut Education Minister wants to move deadlines on bilingual instruction – CBC

Proposed changes to 2008 Education Act delay fully bilingual education by at least another 10 years Mar 13, 2017 Nunavut’s celebrated 2008 Education Act promised to deliver fully bilingual education to students by 2019. But that’s not going to happen. “Due to the fact that we have been short of Inuktitut teachers and [a] lack […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 20178 Views

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Become a summer student!

Nunavummiut students: do you want to get work experience with the Government of Nunavut? You can now apply to the 2017 Summer Student Employment Equity Program (SSEEP). The SSEEP is offered every year to encourage continuous learning and foster youth development for secondary and post-secondary students. Participating students develop their skills and improve their employability […]

by ahnationtalk on March 9, 201720 Views

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