Government Receives Requests to Ban Indigenous Logos in Schools

May 22, 2017

An Ottawa couple has requested that the federal government require schools to change any Indigenous logos or mascots.

Danette Burden Finds Fulfillment as a Carpentry Instructor for SIIT

May 10, 2017

Danette Burden pursued a career as a carpenter before becoming an carpentry instructor for the Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT). Through her postition as an apprenticeship instructor, she is able to help other Indigenous women find careers as carpenters.

Canadian Universities Recognize the Value of Indigenous Knowledge

May 1, 2017

Canadian universities are starting to understand the value of Indigenous knowledge, especially in the field of science. Marlee and Valerie Willier, 18-year-old Indigenous twin sisters, are planning to attend university to become scientists.

Esquimalt High School Students Learn to Connect to Culture in Agricultural Class

April 30, 2017

Students at Esquimalt High School are participating in a land-based learning class. This class gets students out of the classroom and onto the farm, where they learn new skills and how to connect with their culture.

First Nations Bring Awareness to Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder

April 20, 2017

First Nations throughout Canada are working to bring awareness and education about Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). By working with schools and health and social services workers, more Indigenous people can be reached to develop an understanding of the disorder.

Budget Includes Additional Funding for Youth, but Experts Say It Is Not Enough

February 22, 2017

According to experts, the 2017 budget falls short of providing adequate funding for services for youth and low-income families even with an increase in funding for education and the Ministry of Children and Family Development.

Educator Works for Inclusion of First People's Content in BC Curriculum

November 3, 2016

Jo Chrona is the curriculum coordinator at the First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC), and is working to ensure that First People's content is included in the new high school curriculum being developed in British Columbia.

Aboriginal education festival comes to B.C. school

May 2, 2016

Over 270 elementary school students packed the hallways and classrooms of John Oliver Secondary School in Vancouver for a hands-on learning experience on Aboriginal culture.

SD8 Offers More First Nations Scholarships

February 17, 2016

Demonstrating their continued commitment to aboriginal education, the 

Aboriginal high school graduation rate at record high in B.C.

January 13, 2016

British Columbia's government is celebrating record-high graduation rates for aboriginal students, but indigenous high school completion levels, provincially and for the rest of Canada, still fall significantly short of the national average.