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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


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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.

ATEP BROCHURE

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: registrar@bluequills.ca

www.bluequills.ca

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
evelyn@ualberta.ca
(780) 492-2467

Angela Wolfe
Associate Director, ATEP
angela.wolfe@ualberta.ca
(780) 492-3187

http://atep.ualberta.ca/

NEWS COVERAGE:

Portage College ATEP 2010-12 – Cold Lake News

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

 

Saddle Lake Post Secondary Graduation Project


Saddle Lake Cree Nation is currently conducting a graduation project to initiate community pride and celebrate their graduates…

Stay updated and visit this site to see their progress!

http://slpssmokesignals.wordpress.com/graduation-project-post-secondary/

 

 

Lorax~ Excellent Environmental Story for Kids or use in classroom


Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax (2012)

PG  86 min  –  Animation | Family | Fantasy  –  2 March 2012 (Canada)
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Ratings: 6.5/10 from 442 users   Metascore: 51/100
Reviews: 7 user | 34 critic | 20 from Metacritic.com

A 12-year-old boy searches for the one thing that will enable him to win the affection of the girl of his dreams. To find it he must discover the story of the Lorax, the grumpy yet charming creature who fights to protect his world.

 

 

Directors: Chris RenaudKyle Balda

Writers: Ken Daurio (screenplay), Dr. Seuss (book), and 1 more credit »

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…Universal’s 3D feature film adaption of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is actually the second time the beloved writer’s story has been brought to the screen – the first time being an animated short that premiered on TV back in 1972. In that 40-year span between Lorax adaptations, the issue of environmental preservation has continued to rage, and so the tale is (unfortunately) as relevant today as it was decades ago.

 But is a 3D movie rife with musical numbers, slapstick comedy and a “hip” modern edge really the best delivery system for a message to kids about environmental responsibility? Or is the presentation of the message at odds with the message itself?…Click here to continue reading the Review…

 

 

Gathering Today for Our Aboriginal Children’s Future


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The second Gathering Today For Our Aboriginal Children’s Future, held on November 30th 2010, provided another opportunity for Chairs of Delegated First Nation Agencies (DFNA), Representatives of First Nations served by Child and Family Services Authorities (CFSA), and Co-Chairs of CFSAs to come together as a governance group to discuss issues concerning Aboriginal children and youth in care, and their families.

The Honourable Yvonne Fritz, Minister of Children and Youth Services, hosted the November 30th 2010 governance meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to report on progress made on each of the Next Steps indicated in the Report of the inaugural meeting, and to provide another opportunity for the governors to strengthen the relationship between DFNAs and CFSAs.

One of the items committed to at the inaugural gathering was the development of a tripartite Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between the Provincial Government, Alberta First Nations and the Federal Government. The Deputy Minister, Steve MacDonald, reported that there have been several meetings with DFNA and CFSA technicians, and Representatives from Treaty 6, 7 and 8 Treaty Organizations to identify the steps to be taken, the best way to proceed, and the issues to be addressed. The Deputy Minister hoped that a business case and an invitation to Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) to be at the table would be ready for review and approval before Christmas. He also pointed out that there is a strong interest in having the MOU drafted before the end of this fiscal year, that is, by March 31st 2011….click to read more

 
 
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