woensdag, november 18, 2015

Mhallabiet Al-Halib ?

If you haven't any coal in the stove
And you freeze in the winter
And you curse on the wind
at your fate


the forks might be muddy 


Sask. universities and colleges vow to close aboriginal education gap

24 post-secondary institutions agree to increase First Nation and Metis graduation rates

Every post-secondary institution in Saskatchewan has agreed to work towards closing the aboriginal education gap.
The Presidents of the University of Saskatchewan, University of Regina, Saskatchewan Polytechnic, First Nations University and a host of other institutions made the announcement in Saskatoon today.
'As a group, we recognize that the disparity in education outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan remains one of the province's biggest challenges.'- Peter Stoicheff, University of Saskatchewan President  
"We, the presidents and executive heads of all Saskatchewan post-secondary institutions, acknowledge the importance of building reconciliation," stated the agreement. "While honouring the unique missions and mandates of each of our institutions, we will seek opportunities to collaborate, in consultation with Aboriginal communities, to close the education gap for Aboriginal people."
The agreement was announced at the Building Reconciliation forum, a national meeting of university presidents and aboriginal leaders taking place this week at the University of Saskatchewan. The forum is taking a look at the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada's report, and how universities can help to implement the recommendations.
"As a group, we recognize that the disparity in education outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Saskatchewan remains one of the province's biggest challenges," said University of Saskatchewan President Peter Stoicheff in a news release. "At the U of S, we are committed to strengthening our efforts across the institution to ensure the success of our Aboriginal faculty, students and staff."
It's believed this is the first time every post-secondary institution in a province has come together in support of aboriginal education.
Low First Nations and Metis graduation rates are an issue across the country. The group says this gap can be blamed on the residential school system, and the effects it created across generations.
The University of Saskatchewan says it plans to hold campus events next year where faculty, staff and students can provide input on how aboriginal students "can feel welcome and can succeed and excel".

Manitoba First Nations leaders split on Syrian refugees coming into Canada

Syrian refugee plan 'outrageous' says leader but 'sins of few' shouldn't stop plan says another


Two First Nations leaders in Manitoba have opposing views on how the federal government should proceed with plans to allow Syrian refugees into the country.

"Are we letting in ISIS people dressed up as refugees? Those are concerns that we have," said Chief David Pashe of Dakota Tipi First Nation.

Ex-chief calls reserves 'concentration camps' on Iran TV

Terry Nelson accuses Canada of mistreating aboriginal people

Nelson said aboriginal Canadians must follow the lead of native Americans to highlight their human-rights concerns and make friends outside of North America, which is why he and Pashe came to Iran.
"The Iranian people have been dehumanized and essentially demonized in the Western press, and a lot of people have told us that we shouldn't come here; that our lives would be in danger," Nelson told the TV network.
"We are going to go where we need to go to be able to have the voice of the First Nations heard."


Fifteen Syrian refugees are in Winnipeg following a resettlement process that spanned more than a year.
For Eyad Alsalah, coming to Canada marked the first time he, his wife and their two children travelled by plane. The family was living in a Jordanian refugee camp for two years before they moved.
"Canada is an old dream for me, now it's achieved," Alsalah told CBC.
"I want to make sure for my son and for my daughter, for them not to live the experience what I live."
Winnipeg's Welcome Place is providing Alsalah's family with temporary accommodations and helping the family settle in the city.

Alsalah, 34, and his wife are pharmacists. The couple is hoping to upgrade their credentials so they can continue their careers in Canada, which he said he is grateful to call home following devastation he experienced in Syria.

"For me it was so difficult to stay because I was afraid of random arrest," he said.

"I lived in a region that was controlled by the regime so they picked up people from the street for nothing."

The group of 15 Syrian refugees who arrived in Winnipeg, is not part of the 25,000 the Trudeau government has promised to settle by the new year.

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