Category Archives: Indigenous affairs

Emotions run high as Mt. A students step up protest against university ties to fossil fuels

The upper floor of the Mount Allison administration building rang with songs, chants and laughter today after more than 50 students moved in seeking a face-to-face meeting with university president Robert Campbell. A couple of hours later the students got … Continue reading

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Buffy biographer on the real world of the spirit

The author of the 2012 biography, Buffy Saint-Marie: It’s My Way, says the Cree singer-songwriter, artist, educator and social activist seemed happy to help him with his book. “She said she thought I was a good researcher,” Blair Stonechild adds, “and I … Continue reading

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Indigenous studies professor calls for language justice in Canadian schools

Andrea Bear Nicholas says Canadian governments should stop pushing First Nations students out of school by forcing them to study in English or French. The retired Chair of Studies of Aboriginal Cultures of Atlantic Canada at St. Thomas University in … Continue reading

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Mt. A. pledges strong focus on indigenous issues next year

The President of Mount Allison has announced that 2016/17 will be a year of “indigenization” at the university with an emphasis on events, speakers and themes that reflect indigenous culture, education and history. “We’re going to direct everything we can, … Continue reading

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