Education

Hush little baby…

BY HEATHER COLLINS Putting a child to sleep is easier said than done. It’s a struggle that affects many parents with infants and toddlers. Joleen Dilk Salyn, a certified child sleep consultant and founder of Baby Sleep 101, (Manitoba’s only Family Sleep Institute’s Certified Baby and Child Sleep Consulting service), has dedicated herself to helping […]

Education

The grape escape

Just the other day, I cracked open a special bottle of wine gifted to me by a friend for my 30th birthday. It was one of the most dynamic and enjoyable wines to reach my lips in ages. Now, you know I’m no wine snob (see Aug. 15, 2013 editorial “Tap That,” about wine snobs), […]

Culture Education

Treaty 3 rejects feds’ First Nation Education Act

BY HEATHER COLLINS Treaty 3 chiefs recently came together to unanimously reject Federal Government legislation that would standardize First Nation Education, as well push for accountability for the condition of on-reserve schools. The group consisted of members of the Association of Iroquois and Allied Indians, Chiefs of Ontario (COO), and the Assembly of First Nations […]

Culture Education

Minding the gap – KPDSB publicly acknowledges gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal graduation rates

BY HEATHER COLLINS In a student success report released last week, the Keewatin Patricia District School Board (KPDSB) has publicly acknowledged for the first time the gap between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal student graduation rates. Data for the 2012-13 school year for “cohort students” – those who attended the same institution from Sept. 30 of their […]