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Mi’kmaq Language Conference

As part of a community driven language preservation initiative, we are taking a proactive approach to keeping our language alive.  Please join us for a day of sharing our history, language and our culture through storytelling, art, technology, laughter and much more.

Dalhousie's Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Health Program is happy to be accepting applications for the 2018 Junior University Health Science Summer Camps (Formally the Indigenous Health Science Summer Camp.  Indigenous Nova Scotian students from across Nova Scotia who are interested in a career in health are invited to apply for this unique opportunity.   The purpose of the camp is to increase interest in the health professions within the Indigenous community.  The camp will introduce youth to a variety of health professions through fun, hands-on and interactive programming.  The camp will also consist of personal development, cultural and recreational activities such as drumming, and other outdoor activities. 

 

Youth can apply for the one or all of the following summer opportunities:

  • Halifax, Dalhousie University – July 8-12, 2018 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)
  • Antigonish, St. FX University – July 17-20, 2018 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)*
  • Sydney, Cape Breton University– July 22-25, 2018 (Grade 8, 9, 10, 11)*

*In collaboration with PLANS (African NS Health Science Summer Camp)

Accepted students will arrive on the first day of the camp and remain on the respective campus until the final day.  This is an overnight camp – accommodations, meals and snacks are provided.  Participants will be responsible for their transportation to and from home.

 

Application Process

Submit the following by Friday, May 25th, 2018:

  • Completed application form with signatures from student and parent/guardian
  • Personal letter of interest (maximum 1 page; typed or hand written) describing the following:
    • What you like to do for fun, where you live and your community, what your favorite school subjects are, and why you would like to attend the camp.
    • Completed Student Reference Form from a one of the following: principal, vice-principal, teacher, guidance counsellor, Student Support Worker, or Regional Educator.
      • For Grade 10 and 11 students proof of enrollment in science classes must also be included (i.e. transcript, letter from teacher, PowerSchool print out)

 

Accepted students will receive notification by June 1st, 2018 and will be required to pay $40 (CBU/STFX/Dal)  (payment is NOT required with application; procedure for payment will be included with acceptance letter).

 

For further information, please feel free to contact me at 902 494-7700 or by email at joe.maceachern@dal.ca.

 

Thanks

Joe MacEachern

Indigenous Health Program Manager

Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University

5849 University Avenue

Halifax NS B3J 1B6

Office : 902-494-7700

Cell : 902 717 0075

Email – Joe.MacEachern@dal.ca

Dalhousie University

It's not too late to ...
Join the Movement!
There's still time to plan some fun-filled, healthy activities in celebration of National Dance Week/International Dance Day. Through Dare to Dance 2018, Dance Nova Scotia is challenging all schools in the province to organize 20 minutes of dance activity for some or all of their students and staff during April 22-29. If you have not yet registered, you can:
Remember that all participating Dare to Dance schools are entered in a draw for one of three FREE professional dance workshops from PERFORM! Courtesy of Dance Nova Scotia. For more information visit: http://performns.ca/   

Already Registered? Here's What's Next. 
Keep us updated by sending your staff/student comments, hand-made posters, photos, videos ... and more! We will share them on our web page and through social media – especially during Dance Week. But you can start sending things now as you plan and practice your moves, make posters, select music etc.
 
Promote awareness of National Dance Week, International Dance Day and the Dare to Dance challenge at your school by:
  • Branding your activities during National Dance Week with the Dare to Dancelogo; download it HERE 
  • Plastering your school with Dare to Dance posters; download the 2018 posterHERE
  • Sharing Canada’s 2018 dance message; read it over the school PA or print and distribute it; download the message HERE
Staff from We'koqma'q mi'kmaq Elementary have let us know that during National Dance Week, their school will focus on friendship dance and traditional dances but leave time for free dancing as well. We'd love to hear what you might be planning. 
 
In other news, the regions of Chignecto-Central and Cape Breton-Victoria are running neck and neck for having the most schools registered! Go! Go! Go! Also, let's give a special shout-out to schools joining the challenge for the very first time. You canscroll down to view that list of schools.
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Have questions? Need Help? 
Use contacts above to get in touch. 


Happy planning, practicing ... and dancing!
 
Pamela Grundy
Program Co-ordinator
Dance Nova Scotia
www.dancens.ca

Welcome New Schools! 
 
BADDECK ACADEMY, BADDECK            
CAPE SMOKEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, INGONISH           
FERRISVIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, NORTH SYDNEY       
MEMORIAL COMPOSITE HIGH SCHOOL, SYDNEY MINES       
RANKIN SCHOOL OF THE NARROWS, IONA                
TOMPKINS MEMORIAL ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, RESERVE MINES      
CUMBERLAND NORTH ACADEMY, BROOKDALE          
MAPLE RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL LANTZ              
WALLACE CONSOLIDATED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, WALLACE            
WEST END MEMORIAL SCHOOL, SPRINGHILL         
MILLWOOD HIGH SCHOOL, MIDDLE SACKVILLE   
CENTRE SCOLAIRE ETOILE DE L'ACADIE, SYDNEY N.-E.         
ASPOTOGAN CONSOLIDATED ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, MILL COVE          
BIG TANCOOK ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, BIG TANCOOK ISLAND 

If anyone is interested in starting this project for ABMHS...please email me and we can get something started....Newell

 

 

https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/speakerpage

 

THE KINDNESS ROCKS PROJECT

CURRICULUM

As a result of hundreds of educators taking part in The Kindness Rocks Project around the world inquiring whether we had educational components to assist them in introducing the project to their children. We hired an educational consultant to create this social-emotional based educational curriculum. You will find the curriculum module, additional resources and family sheets to assist you in implementing the activities. Included in the curriculum packet are a list of vocabulary words, suggested books, photos to use as prompts, links to videos to reinforce the curriculum, additional resource links, and family engagement activity sheets. The curriculum module has been tested and approved by teachers in a Public Preschool Integrated classroom, a Head Start Preschool Classroom, and in Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade and Third Grade classrooms. Adaptations and inclusionary practices are recommended for students as needed. Some teachers may choose to extend the activities over several days and give families the weekend to participate in the family engagement activities. 

For mor information...please visit...https://www.thekindnessrocksproject.com/curriculum

Three new scholarships part of company’s ongoing commitment to Truth and Reconciliation in Canada 

Toronto, April 3, 2018- NELSON, Canada’s leading educational publisher,haslaunched a scholarship program for Indigenous youth. The scholarship program, open to First Nation, Métis and Inuit students in their last year of high school, is just one of many ways that the company is seeking to help empower Indigenous young people in their journey towards educational success and achievement.

Canada ranks first among all OECD countries in our proportion of college and university graduates[1]. Despite this, there is a marked divide in post-secondary achievement between Indigenous and non-Indigenous students. The Indigenous population in Canada is young and rapidly growing. Promoting equitable access to post-secondary education is a crucial step to ensuring that our Indigenous youth are given the opportunity to pursue advanced studies and participate in and benefit from Canada’s future economic and social development.

“All students need to be given the tools to succeed; to learn, to thrive and to find their voice,” said Steve Brown, President and CEO at NELSON. “For too long, many of our Indigenous students have faced barriers to post-secondary success. Through these scholarships, we are hoping to alleviate some of the financial strain these students face and to support more equitable access within our system.”

NELSON champions reconciliation and is actively working to help change the relationship that Canada has with Indigenous peoples. For the company this is, first and foremost, about creating culturally-accurate, curriculum-aligned educational resources that are shaped by and include authentic Indigenous voices and experts. All staff members have been educated on the systemic harms facing Indigenous people in Canada and, most recently, NELSON has supported The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund Legacy Space Project which invites businesses and institutions to create a “Legacy Space” within the organization dedicated to reconciliation.

“Canadians are on a collective journey towards reconciliation. Through their support of Indigenous youth, NELSON is helping to empower young people to be the leaders in their communities that they are meant to be, and to play an integral role in helping our country to achieve its full potential,” said Kevin Lamoureux, Education Lead at The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation (NCTR) at the University of Manitoba.

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada recognizes that Indigenous languages are a fundamental and valued part of Canada’s culture and that there is an urgency to preserve them. To qualify, students must be completing their final year of high school, have achieved an average of 80 per cent or higher and have demonstrated a commitment to preserving Indigenous languages and culture. First Nation, Métis and Inuit students are eligible to apply for the NELSON scholarships, each valued at $3,000 plus $500 of NELSON product. The scholarships are in addition to NELSON’s Civic Scholarships program.

The scholarship application process will be open from April 3, 2018 until June 29, 2018. To learn more about the scholarship application requirements and details, please visit: nelson.com/scholarship

About NELSON

NELSON is Canada’s largest and leading educational publisher. NELSON believes in the evolution of life-long education and dedicates its business efforts to the creation of quality, innovative solutions that support the needs of every student, teacher, and instructor to empower learning success. For more information about NELSON, please visit us at Nelson.com or find us on Facebook and Twitter.

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[1] http://www.statcan.gc.ca/daily-quotidien/171129/dq171129a-eng.htm

April 28 

Time 1-4pm

Where - Sarah Denny Cultural Center

See poster attached

Students in Grades 9-12 Will showcase their projects on Thursday morning. 

 

Congratulations to our Science Fair Winners

Grade 10 -12 Caterogry

1st Place - Sarah Prosper and Lyndsey Prosepr

2nd Place - Lainee Johnson

3rd Place - Jolie Jeddore

Grade 9 Category

1st Place - Mairi Denny and Kaylee Denny

2nd Place - Rhenda Jeddore

 

Submissions due by March 29. 
Check the attachment with more information

http://www.our-story.ca

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