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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Family Services update

30 March 2020 Department of Family Services Update – March 30, 2020 Out-of-territory students wishing to return to their home communities in Nunavut have started their 14-day isolation period in Ottawa (31 students) and Winnipeg (15 students). Ongoing services: Student funding: all student funding will be extended to the end of April. Adjusted services: Charter […]

by ahnationtalk on March 30, 202015 Views

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Education Minister and Education Leaders recommend NWT schools remain closed for remainder of school year

Minister of Education, Culture and Employment (ECE) R.J. Simpson met with Northwest Territories (NWT) Education Leaders and the Northwest Territories Teachers’ Association (NWTTA) via teleconference on Tuesday, March 24 to discuss the status of JK-12 education in the territory as a result of the ongoing COVID-19 public health emergency. Education Leaders included Chairs of the […]

by ahnationtalk on March 26, 202021 Views

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Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Inhabit Media, partner to launch online resource for home learning

Nunavut Tunngavik Inc. and Inhabit Media Inc. are committed to ensuring that Inuit children and youth have access to high-quality Inuktut books and educational resources to support language learning from home. As this need is now urgent due to the current COVID-19 crisis and the system-wide school closures in Nunavut, Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) and […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202015 Views

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NU Government: COVID-19 Department of Family Services update

23 March 2020 Deputy Minister of Family Services update regarding student travel back to Nunavut, March 23, 2020 Family Services, Health, Education, and Community & Government Services have been working together to ensure the safe return of students from southern-based educational institutions to their home communities across Nunavut. Those students who wish to return home now, […]

by ahnationtalk on March 24, 202023 Views

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Travel for FANS and ALTS program students outside of Nunavut

19 March 2020 The Government of Nunavut (GN) understands that college and university students in school outside the territory are concerned about the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus. Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer and other jurisdictions have advised against nonessential travel during the COVID-19 pandemic. To stay in-line with these recommendations, the GN wants students […]

by ahnationtalk on March 19, 202023 Views

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Temporary Nunavut-wide school and daycare closures as precaution to COVID-19

IQALUIT, Nunavut (March 16, 2020) – Dr. Michael Patterson, Nunavut’s Chief Public Health Officer, today recommended the temporary closure of all schools and daycares in Nunavut to limit any potential spread of COVID-19. These closures are effective starting Tuesday, March 17 for a three-week period. “It is with an over-abundance of caution that I have […]

by ahnationtalk on March 16, 202023 Views

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The Government of Canada Consults with Indigenous Peoples on the Implementation of the Indigenous Languages Act

From: Canadian Heritage WHITEHORSE, March 12, 2020 The implementation of the Indigenous Language Act—an act to support the efforts of Indigenous Peoples to reclaim, revitalize, maintain and strengthen Indigenous languages—remains a top priority for the Government of Canada. The Honourable Steven Guilbeault, Minister of Canadian Heritage, is undertaking the first in a series of online […]

by ahnationtalk on March 13, 202033 Views

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Dene Nation postpones education summit over coronavirus – Cabin Radio

March 12, 2020 The first education summit convened by the Dene Nation became the latest event postponed over concerns about the growing coronavirus pandemic. Planned for March 17 and 18, Dene National Chief Norman Yakeleya had previously said the summit would discuss “Indigenous governance and Dene jurisdiction of education moving forward.” The summit was to […]

by ahnationtalk on March 12, 202032 Views

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R.J. Simpson: Phase One: Strengthening the Foundation of Aurora College and Planning for Change

Mr. Speaker, the transformation of Aurora College into a world class polytechnic university is well underway. As the Legislative Assembly is aware, the transformation will happen in three phases. We are currently in Phase One, which is what I want to talk about today. Phase One is focused on strengthening the foundation of the existing […]

by ahnationtalk on March 6, 202040 Views

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R.J. Simpson: Northern Distance Learning – Media Statement

Mr. Speaker, today I want to focus on one of the successes that has come from the Education, Renewal and Innovation Framework. The Northern Distance Learning program, otherwise known as NDL, is a way to offer higher-level academic courses to high school students in small communities, to prepare them for postsecondary. By the upcoming 2020-2021 […]

by ahnationtalk on March 5, 202048 Views

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