Archive for March 2021

Indigenous Language Learning Made Easy Through Technology

After finding few digital resources available, Delaney Lothian decided to create a game and app for learning Cree language Delaney Lothian jumped at the chance to take an introductory Cree language course – an opportunity to expand beyond the programming languages of her computing science major at the University of Alberta. Like any 21st-century student,…

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Youth Employment and Skills Strategy: Parks Canada

Background The Youth Employment and Skills Strategy (YESS) is a Federal Government initiative targeting Canadians youths aged 15 to 30. It supports the creation of job opportunities, focusing on young people facing barriers. The purpose is to increase employment for youth, enabling them to gain work experience, skills, and to expand networks. This initiative will…

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History Shows a Path to Resolve Lobster Fisheries Dispute

Non-Indigenous fishers in Atlantic region need not be worried that Indigenous rights will come at the expense of conservation A dispute in Ontario may help us understand ongoing tensions over the lobster fisheries on the East Coast and offer a solution. The war over Indigenous fishing rights has played out before in Canada. As we…

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How to Support Indigenous Entrepreneurs on The Road to Success

Business leaders should help build up capacity through mentorship and coaching, then start looking to spend at Indigenous suppliers Jeff and William approached me in the fall of 2019 about helping with their ecotourism business. They started the business in 2014 and wanted help growing it and getting more clients. They felt if they could…

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