Evelyn Fire Fund

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On behalf of her family and friends, we all invite you to show your support to Evelyn Steinhauer, a mother, grandmother, and a dedicated advocate and supporter for higher education and wholistic learning.

On Friday, May 22nd, 2015 a fire swept through a condo complex on north-east Edmonton, AB, Canada. This was in the Clareview area, destroying the homes of over 200 residents and 106 units. Our dear friend and family member, Evelyn Steinhauer lost her new home as a result. Even though no lives were lost during this tragedy, she did loose all her possessions and has incurred a great debt. (See Edmonton Journal News Coverage) Although she had some insurance, it will not recover the expenses and debt she has incurred and will incur over the next three (3) years of her life.

She will be required to replace all her possessions but not her sentimental items, which she holds dear. In addition, Evelyn will be required to continue paying for her housing mortgage and condominium fees while the Condo Complex is being rebuild. It’s estimated this will take a minimum of two (2) years. In the mean time, Evelyn will be required to find another rental residence.

"A spokeswoman for KDM Management, the company responsible for property management of the fire-damaged condo, said the plan is to rebuild the damaged units and that owners will be expected to continue paying condo fees." (Source: Edmonton Journal )

Evelyn has helped so many people unconditionally to achieve their success and empowered them to realize their full potential. She has worked tirelessly for so many and this is our opportunity to support her in her time of trials and tribulations.

She is so thankful and grateful for all the support, especially that no lives were lost to the fire. Even though there were only material items lost, she is still recovering from the traumatic result of this disaster, which she will have to endure for another three (3) years.

Evelyn is currently employed with the University of Alberta as an Assistant Professor and Director of the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) .

She is also a member of the Saddle Lake Cree Nation and a proud mother of two grown daughters and a dedicated grandmother of many.

This is our time to give back to one who has given so much of herself.

*** Information on Jamboree Fundraiser to follow ***

(Thankful with much gratitude and humility)


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URGENT – Kill Bill C-45 NOW


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Houle Benefit Jamboree – NOVEMBER 24, 2012






Saturday, November 24, 2012 @ 6:00pm

St. Paul Manawannis Native Friendship Centre,

4924-49 Ave., St. Paul, AB

The Houle Family is hosting a benefit jamboree for late Eugene P. Houle family and his sister in-law, Alma Marten (Houle) both affected by cancer. As many are aware, our loving family Eugene Houle passed away on November 7th, 2012 from the effects of Mesothelioma. It was his request, the event still be arranged as he said his wife, Lorraine, and family are still living and still need all our support. He looked so forward to this Jamboree that he said he will be there no matter what, even if it’s in spirit. We look forward to having him with us always.

The event will support the family to offset the high costs of medical, travel, funeral costs, living expenses, and other costs incurred during this difficult time.

We welcome (tawaw) all to come out and enjoy an evening of fundraising, dance, song, laughter, and celebrate the memory of Eugene who loved to joke & laugh; and spend time with Alma, and their families. Life is a Gift to be enjoyed!

Included in the event will be a luncheon, entertainment, and raffles.

Entertainers/Performers get FREE admission

Please direct all donations, financial contributions and/or in-kind to "Houle Jamboree". Please make cheques made payable to "Houle Jamboree" and contact the following family who will be more than grateful to accept, any type of donations, on behalf of the family:

Donna Houle: 780-726-2751 / 780-227-6360 cell /

Bernadine Houle-Steinhauer: 780-614-0360 cell / 780-726-7609

Shannon Houle: 780-545-4860 cell / 780-343-6058 smhoule

Kinanaskomotinan for your support

Houle Jamboree Benefit.pdf

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Posted by on November 18, 2012 in General


The We Dance

Show the world it’s cool to care. Learn the We Day dance and join thousands of people across North America who feel the passion and energy of the movement.

It’s easy, it’s edgy and it’s a perfect way to channel your world-changing energy. Share your best moves at We Day, or use the dance at your fundraising and awareness events.

From flash mobs to group performances, the We Day dance is a perfect way to generate interest in your cause in a fun, unexpected way.

Be a part of the movement. Learn the We Day dance…





Animal School

A eye-opening reflection on how we view children and how we teach children in our current education system…we could learn a lot from Animals!


Check out Cree Radio Network » Elders’ Stories

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Shannon Houle has recommended that you check out Cree Radio Network » Elders’ Stories:

Cree Radio Network » Elders’ Stories

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The James Bay Cree Communications Society has begun the process of archiving all of the audio recordings that it has done over the past 30 years. This is a large undertaking since JBCCS has over 200 separate pieces of media with multiple recordings on each of them. We are taking these media (reel to reels and audio cassettes) and transferring them to a computer. From there we will be able to put the MP3 files on our website so that people can access them. Some of the categories of recordings are: teachings, legends, storytelling, historical events, and conferences. These recordings were also used to create a radio broadcast show called “Wehskaach Diibaachimuun” meaning Old Stories.

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Cree8 Conference in November 2012

This looks like an excellent workshop! Should be of value for any teacher.


Resources: Teaching, ATA, & Local Educational History

Here are some great websites to reference:


EDEL 302 Art Definitions & other Resources

Our in class Art Definitions according to our brainstorming ideas in groups….pretty interesting outcomes.

The Dot by Peter Reynolds

Excellent Resource for ART

We also watched an interesting video worth using as resource in the classroom.  It can be accessed through Scholastic on DVD or book.  However, the book can be bought at Amazon or an online version is available too.  I also found it on YouTube and worth the watch.

Here are those links:

Here is another one of Peter Reynolds books…

ISH by Peter Reynolds

The sequel to The Dot…

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Posted by on May 15, 2012 in Art, EDEL 302 Art, General


Aboriginal Teacher Education Program (ATEP) is going to be back at BQFNC

I just wanted to encourage those who wish to be teachers or even in the education field to apply for the Aboriginal Teacher Education Program offered through the University of Alberta but will be coming to Blue Quills FIrst Nations College this FALL for the 2012-14 school years and you can complete:

  • 3rd & 4th Year: the last 2 years of the Bachelor of Education Degree
  • complete an After-Degree (another undergraduate degree in Education)

As an upcoming graduate this June 2012, I fully support this program.  I not only am receiving a degree from the University of Alberta but I am getting a better education, than on campus students, because I get additional education and training and support to incorporate Aboriginal Perspective and Traditional Knowledge in the school curriculum, something that has been missing from our education system far too long.  Our Aboriginal Children deserve to be taught holistically as originally taught for thousands and thousands of years on Turtle Island.  As a result, you can get a Unique Education with the added benefits of easy access to Elders, and cultural advisors at Blue Quills First Nations College, the 1st Successfully Aboriginally Owned & Operated School in Canada since 1971.


Deadline for FALL 2012 is fast approaching – apply immediately to get evaluated to see if you qualify

To Learn More:

Contact Blue Quills First Nations College and apply:

Phone: 780-645-4455

Edmonton Direct: 780-429-2971

Toll Free: 1 888 645-4455

Lena Lapatack:

or Call

Aboriginal Teacher Education Program
845 Education South
University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5
Fax: (780) 492-2461

Dr. Evelyn Steinhauer
Director, ATEP
(780) 492-2467

Angela Wolfe
Associate Director, ATEP
(780) 492-3187


Portage College ATEP 2010-12 – Cold Lake News

Portage College ATEP 2010-12 – Windspeaker (AMMSA) News

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