By Ki-eun Peck and Parker Finley [McGill Reporter]
Allan Vicaire, Indigenous Education Advisor, seeks to build bridges between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, staff and faculty.
zhigwe/aim: a QR code interaction with contemporary Indigenous art
February 8th – April 19th, 2017
The Gaspé Spec, English-language weekly of the Gaspé, Quebec area, published a detailed article concerning the B. Ed. program in First Nations and Inuit Education, offered by the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education (OFNIE) with our faculty.
Reflections on Indigenous Awareness Week at McGill
by Lori Beavis, Artist-in-Residence, Dept. of Integrated Studies in Education
I attended the Opening Ceremony at Thomson House. Delbert Sampson and Jean Stevenson gave the welcome and elder blessing. Unfortunately the keynote speaker was unable to attend as he had gone fishing and was caught in the middle of the St Laurent River at the scheduled time. Two members, Nakha Bers and Emilie Monnett of the song and drumming group, Odaya were there to perform and close the opening luncheon.
Posted on Thursday, October 20, 2016 by James Martin | McGill Reporter
The first cohort of McGill’s new Bachelor of Education First Nations Inuit Education (Kindergarten-Elementary) degree program and program administrators. / Photo: Jim Howden
"Listuguj First Nation offers McGill education degree in fall," reports CBC's Bridget Yard in a recent article.
"A bachelor of education program offered through McGill University will debut in Listuguj First Nation in September, taught by community members with master's degrees and doctorates," writes the CBC.
As part of the opening discussions regarding a new Indigenous educational initiative called Indigenous Science Futures, representatives from McGill's Faculties of Education and Medicine met this week with First Nations and Inuit educators and Indigenous partners of the McGill RUIS (Réseau Universitaire Intégré de Santé).
During the month of September McGill will host the 14th Annual Pow-Wow (September 18) and the 5th annual Indigenous Awareness Week (September 21-25). McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Métis and Inuit.
Robert Houle (BEd 1975) was a recent winner of the $25,000 Governor General’s Award in Visual and Media Arts. A member of the Sandy Bay First Nation in
Education alumnus Alexander Michael Otsehtokon McComber (MEd 1996) has been selected as recipient of an Honorary Degree of Doctor of Science from Queen's University. Alexander McComber "has worked with a number of national diabetes organizations including Health Canada's Aboriginal Diabetes Initiative," wrote Queen's Gazette in their recent announcement.
The Cree School Board is currently recruiting teachers from McGill.
Are you interested in teaching in the north?
The Cree School Board offers excellent salary and benefits packages.
If you have:
A bachelor's in education,
A Passion of working with aboriginal students
Come and see us!
On May 11, 2015 from 9am - 12pm at the McGill Career Planning Service (CaPS), 3600 McTavish St., Suite 2200
On October 28th, 2014, First Peoples' House held a celebration to honor the Fall Graduates. It was a Scarf Ceremony followed by a dinner. It was held at the McGill Faculty Club. Jim Howden, the Director, and Tina Schiavone, one of the Student Advisors attended. It is always a special occasion sharing this moment with the graduates, members of their community as well as their partners and families.
First Nations and Inuit Education is proud to announce that there are five graduates this Fall.