Points toward language and medicine websites.
Earlier this month, StatsCan released a study entitled “Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth.” Based on the 2006 Aboriginal Peoples Survey, the report drew on a total of 11,940 respondents, representing nearly 170,000 children. First, the overall picture: over 65% of Aboriginal children participated in sports at least once a […]
Aniin! Interested in learning an Indigenous language? Here are two digital tools that might make it easier: The folks over at the Miyo Wahkohtiwin Community Education Authority have taken their Online Cree Dictionary and turned it into an iPhone/iPad app, free of charge. Not i-based but still just as cool is Isadore Toulouse’s dimdim-based Anishinabemowen (Ojibway) virtual […]
On Tuesday, June 15 in Winnipeg, CBC Radio’s The Sunday Edition will host a public forum (to be broadcast at a later date) entitled “Canada and The Aboriginal People: Can We Finally Get It Right?” Here’s the thing: last time I checked, the collection of territories called by the name of Canada for the past […]
During our recent sit-down with outgoing Chief Marcel Balfour, it wasn’t long before the discussion turned to Canada’s infamous ‘2% funding cap.’ That’s the cap Indian and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) places on annual increases to First Nations’ budgets. According to a report hosted on the department’s own website, this “2 per cent funding cap […]