The New Relationship Trust Foundation is a charitable non-profit organization. It was created to advance and support the education goals of First Nations in British Columbia. Applications are open today for the second wave of bursaries to Certificate, Diploma, Associates Degrees, and/or Trades to interested and eligible BC First Nations students. Applications are MORE
The National Collaborating Centre for Aboriginal Health recently hosted a webinar by Alison Gerlach, PhD, who spoke on her research that explores socially-responsive approaches to children’s rehabilitation with Indigenous communities, families and children. The webinar provides a critical analysis of the concept of “children’s rehabilitation,” an understanding of how rehabilitation MORE
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society is looking for a consultant to research and write a general scan of Indigenous Early Learning and Child Care (IELCC) training and professional learning opportunities in British Columbia. This will serve to support subsequent work in the IECE Entry to Practice Initiative. Contract Duration: September 1 MORE
This new report co-authored by the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives and the Assembly of First Nations, published by Upstream, uses Census data (2006 & 2016) and National Household Survey data (2011) to show that child poverty on First Nations reserves has remained almost unchanged for a decade, with the most recent MORE
Aboriginal Legal Aid in BC helps Aboriginal peoples in BC understand their legal rights by providing legal information and connecting communities to legal support. Their website relaunch features five videos sharing experiences of overcoming complicated legal issues with the help of Legal Aid BC. One of these videos is Doris’s story about taking her grandchild MORE
The Métis Early Years Program is a program developed by Métis National British Columbia for Métis families with children birth to 8 years. The goal of the Métis Early Years Program is to connect Métis families to their community and culture and link them to early years programs and services in their MORE
The Federation of Community Social Services of BC’s Reconciliation Book Club creates an accessible space for staff in member organizations to increase their knowledge of issues related to reconciliation. Federation staff facilitate and make available discussion questions, additional readings and resources, as well as author and publisher information. The next book they’re MORE
Statistics Canada recently launched their Statistic on Indigenous Peoples webpage that hosts data on a variety of topics including Indigenous children, crime and victimization, and income and spending. Each topic holds dozens of research articles and reports on the breadth of research within that topic.
The BC Aboriginal Child Care Society recognizes outstanding early childhood educator role models who support First Nations and/or Métis language, culture, and traditions with an annual Child Care Recognition Award. Do you know someone who you would like to nominate for this award? Nominations deadline is September 22, 2019.
On June 3 , the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls released their final report. It revealed that persistent and deliberate human and Indigenous rights violations and abuses are the root cause behind Canada’s staggering rates of violence against Indigenous women, girls and 2SLGBTQQIA people. The MORE
The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia released a progress audit to look at changes government has made since their 2015 audit of the education of Aboriginal students in the B.C. public school system. The original 2015 audit found there were gaps between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students in MORE
BC Aboriginal Child Care Society’s annual conference will take place on October 25-27, 2019. They are currently accepting proposals to present. The conference theme for 2019 is Our Languages, Our Teachings, Our Ways. The conference theme celebrates the crucial role Indigenous Languages have as a tool for knowledge sharing, a repository for MORE
Bill C-262, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples Act, is now before the Senate’s Standing Committee on Aboriginal Peoples. The bill will, if enacted, ensure that the laws of Canada are in harmony with the UN Declaration. While the Bill passed in the House of Commons MORE
Learn more about your Métis Early Years Navigators, who are located throughout the province and are reaching out to families with children from birth to age 8 and assisting them with enrolling in the Métis Early Years Program. The navigators will connect, support, and advocate for Métis families. Families can MORE
Yellowknives Dene First Nation youth in the Canadian Northwest Territories participated in the ‘On-the-Land Health Leadership Camp,” where they used a strength- and community-based participatory approach through an Indigenous research lens to collect stories from youth through sharing circles, PhotoVoice, mural art, and surveys. The youth found that the emerging MORE