Wednesday, November 6, 2019
Their respective presentations as keynote presenters at the Saskatoon Teachers’ Association Annual Convention were unmistakably distinct from one another, but there was no questioning the similar messages presented by Max FineDay and Kevin Lamoureux in discussing truth and reconciliation.
Both share an Indigenous background, although in both cases it was one parent, and so they have had the shared experience of seeing life through a different lens. While FineDay’s message was filled with self-deprecating humour as the younger, more hip of the two, Lamoureux brought his wealth of knowledge from the world of academia, highlighted by his assessment that “you didn’t create this problem but you can be part of the solution.”
Saturday, November 2, 2019
Île-à-la-Crosse–The Right Honorable Paul Martin, former prime minister of Canada, visited the northern community of Île-à-la-Crosse on June 22 to launch the Greenhouse Project, a Martin Family Initiative.
MFI is a foundation committed to supporting education, health and overall well-being outcomes for First Nations, Métis Nations and Inuit children and youth in Canada. The Greenhouse Project hopes to address many issues related to food, food security and horticulture that disproportionately affects Indigenous peoples and their communities.
Friday, November 1, 2019
Western mathematics can marginalize and undermine graduation success rates for Indigenous students, but a new research project is demonstrating how educators can change outcomes by blending Western and Indigenous approaches to math instruction.
“Referring to the difference in test scores between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students as an achievement gap is part of the problem,” says Dr. Glen Aikenhead, a member of the research team and professor emeritus, Curriculum Studies at the University of Saskatchewan’s College of Education. “It implies Indigenous students are to blame when what we’re seeing is a failure within the education system itself, not the students.”
Thursday, October 31, 2019
The Federation of Sovereign Indigenous Nations and the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation are alarmed that graduation rates for First Nations students remains significantly lower than the graduation rates of non-First Nations students.
Thursday, October 31, 2019
As you peruse this offering, the respective sides are back at the bargaining table for the next round of talks aimed at arriving at a new provincial collective agreement for the province’s teachers.
The initial commitment to being open and transparent in providing updates to the general public was made by the Saskatchewan Teachers’ Federation. Since then the government, via the Government-Trustee Bargaining Committee, thereafter followed suit by going the same route in a thinly veiled effort to up the stakes while doing their utmost to paint the STF and the Teachers’ Bargaining Committee into the proverbial corner.