Articles of Interest

Below you will find articles related to Indigenous Initiatives throughout Canadian post-secondary institutions. Topics and sources will vary; if you have come across an article you think might be suitable for this page, please send it to artsdean@ualberta.ca for consideration.


November 18, 2019:  U of S, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan sign MOU  (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)
The University of Saskatchewan has had connections with the Métis since its founding

 

November 11, 2019: Indigenous elders facing 'endless'demands as role expands  (CBC) 
'That's the meaning of this work: once you're committed you've got to commit to it,' says Elder Archie Weenie

 

October 24, 2019: New BC legislation would align BC laws with Internationally-recognized Indigenous education standards   (Newswire.ca) 
The provincial government has introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), that, once passed, will make British Columbia the first province/territory in Canada to legislate its endorsement of the UN Declaration.

 

On or around October 1, 2019:  SU officially adopts all Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Committee recommendations (The Gateway)
Relationship between ASC and SU will "strengthen" through the recommendations.

 

September 15, 2019:   Indigenous law and governance centre at U of A receives federal funding  (WindSpeaker.com)
Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge uses Indigenous legal traditions to support community governance.

 

July 15, 2019: )Student-created website and map shows U of A campus through Indigenous eyes  (Folio
Award-winning site's creators hope to facilitate community-driven dialogue on campus

 

June 10, 2019: Canada Signs Historic Post-Secondary Education Agreement with Métis Nation  (Métis Nation) 
The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, and the President of the Métis National Council, Clément Chartier, signed a historic agreement that signals the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing post-secondary education supports for Métis Nation students across Canada.

 

June 5, 2019: Design grad weaves Indigenous culture into successful fashion company  (Folio) 
LUXX founder Derek Jagodzinsky hopes to inspire others through his passion for designing culturally aware clothes.

 

June 2, 2019: N.W.T. elder to get honorary Doctor of Laws   (CBC)
Sarah Jerome, territory's first official languages commissioner, to be honoured by University of Alberta.

 

May 25, 2019: Canadian medical schools commit to increasing Indigenous student admissions   (CBC)
New action plan will be relationship based, hopes to recruit more Indigenous students into medical field.

 

May 14, 2019:  New public schools to honour artist Alex Janvier, 2 other community-building Edmontonians (Global News)
A Grade 4 to 9 school in the Westlawn community near 95 Avenue and 165 Street will honour artist Alex Janvier.

 

May 2, 2019:  Traditional Indigenous knowledge supports flood mitigation research in James Bay region (Folio)
Researchers collaborate with Kashechewan First Nation to understand changing spring flooding in northern Ontario.

 

April 16, 2019: Indigenous Efforts Vary Widely on Canadian Campuses, studies find (University Affairs)
Institutions have focused mainly on Indigenous inclusion, but that’s only one end of a spectrum of policies needed for reconciliation, researchers argue.


March 29, 2019: How a new generation of Indigenous researchers are bringing traditional knowledge to academia  (CBC)
A summer program at Western University is pairing Indigenous undergrads with faculty members

 

February 22, 2019: What do people really mean when they say 'indigenization'?  (Folio)
U of A researchers hope new study identifying three types of indigenization can close a gap in understanding.