Leading the Way for First Nations Learners National Chief Shawn Atleo on his drive to improve opportunities for aboriginal people in Canada. First in an occasional series. By Katie Hyslop , Yesterday, Tyee Solutions Society Shawn Atleo, national chief of the Assembly of First Nations, disliked school as a boy. Now he’s a champion for learning. Photo by Lysosome46. Graphic by April A Like most youth fresh out of high school today, Shawn A-in-chut Atleo didn’t have a plan or even much … Continued
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Wednesday, April 3, 2013 NANAIMO, BC A coalition of community leaders have formed a working group to begin planning a series of dialogue sessions to address the theme of reconciliation and racism prevention in Nanaimo. This was the outcome of a dialogue session held today at Vancouver Island University. In the presence of VIU’s First Nations Elders, those in attendance addressed the theme of “Rising to the Challenge of Reconciliation: Building a Stronger Community.” Co-hosted by Snuneymuxw … Continued
The Sheriff Academy at the Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) has been selected to provide a training program for court sheriffs in the Territory of Nunavut. JIBC provides training for all BC sheriff recruits and this is the first time the program has been offered outside of the province. According to Justice Minister and Attorney General Shirley Bond, “This is a strong endorsement of the Sheriff Academy and the level of training and expertise it provides. I have attended sheriff recruit … Continued
Students at the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology will benefit from improved and upgraded campus facilities, thanks to $47,000 in capital funding that is part of government’s investment in B.C.’s post-secondary infrastructure this year. Ken Tourand, President, Nicola Valley Institute of Technology — “The safety of students, staff, and visitors on campus is always a priority for NVIT. We are pleased that the funding provided has allowed the institute to construct defined walkways that increase accessibility and safety between the … Continued
Keeping communities safe in Yukon JIBC Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) program now available through Yukon College JIBC has negotiated a program delivery agreement with Yukon College to offer the Primary Care Paramedic (PCP) certificate program that will allow emergency medical responders to complete their studies closer to home. “There is a keen interest from Yukon volunteer emergency medical responders to take this training,” said Doug MacKay, chair of the Education Program Committee of the Volunteer Ambulance Society. “I have nine people on a waiting … Continued
This video highlights the impacts of gaps in Aboriginal Education and the opportunities to improve the quality of life for all Canadians. It’s Not Opinion, It’s Fact: Aboriginal Education in Canada Visit Nicola Valley Institute of Technology
Two members of the Nicola Valley Institute of Technology staff have been recognized for their efforts to create a “culture of inclusion.” John Chenoweth, dean of instruction, and Faye Ahdemar, college readiness and indigenous academic studies instructor, were both recognized by the British Columbia Association for Community Living. Read more….. By Phillip Woolgar – Merritt Herald
She’s an instructor, a speaker, an active member of the community and now Lisa Monchalin is the first Aboriginal woman in Canada to hold a Ph.D in Criminology. The Kwantlen Polytechnic University instructor completed her Ph.D in Criminology in December 2011 at the University of Ottawa. Read more
Metro Vancouver, BC – (March 14, 2012) – Kwantlen Polytechnic University is pleased to announce its first annual Interdisciplinary Undergraduate Student Conference. The conference will be held on Tuesday, March 27 and Wednesday, March 28 in the Surrey campus conference centre from 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. both days. Read more…..
JIBC develops manual for people working with Aboriginal youth in rural and isolated communities The Justice Institute of British Columbia (JIBC) School of Community & Social Justice has developed an information, prevention, and capacity-building manual – Restoring the Honouring Circle: Taking a Stand Against Youth Sexual Exploitation – for people working with Aboriginal youth in rural and isolated communities in BC. Read more…….