News

  • On Alberta Primetime: Myrtle Calahaisn, Claudine Louise and Cindy Blackstock discuss whether enough has been done on anniversary of residential school apology.
    June 11, 2014
  • APTN coverage of Our Dreams Matter Too 2014!
    June 11, 2014
  • NewsTalk650 article on Our Dreams Matter Too walk in Saskatoon
    June 11, 2014
  • "Native children ask UN to probe education problems"
    June 08, 2014
  • Press release: Our Dreams Matter Too! Stand up for a Canada where every child matters
    June 04, 2014
  • 2014 Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Awards
    May 29, 2014

    The 2014 Canada Post Aboriginal Education Incentive Award strives to recognize and celebrate the efforts of Aboriginal students across Canada who are working towards realizing their potential through education.

    Click here for more information and see how to apply!

  • Watch the new APTN 3-part series "Outside the Circle: The Status of Jordan's Principle"
    May 26, 2014

    The series explores what has happened with Jordan's Principle since the motion passed in 2007.

    Click to watch Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3.

  • Cindy Blackstock receives UAlberta Community Scholar Award for her work on equity for First Nations kids
    May 13, 2014
  • UN Special Rapporteur calls on Canada to fix inequities in First Nations education, health and child welfare
    May 12, 2014

    Read it here! Report of the Special Rapporteur on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, James Anaya

    First Nations education, health care and child welfare are discussed under "social and economic conditions" (paras 15-31) and in recommendation 84.

  • Vue Weekly article on Cindy Blackstock's advocacy for First Nations children
    April 29, 2014
  • Silencing dissent in Canada: In this video, Cindy Blackstock discusses federal government monitoring her public and private life during Human Rights Tribunal on First Nations child welfare.
    April 24, 2014
  • Markham, Ontario, students learn about 'being the change'
    April 24, 2014
  • Assembly of First Nations 2014 Student Video Contest!
    April 15, 2014
  • APTN report on Federal testimony at the Canadian Human Rights Tribunal
    April 09, 2014
  • Shannen's Dream in action!
    March 25, 2014

    What can you do to make a difference? Get inspired by this amazing graphic showcasing the multi-year journey of teacher Danielle Fontaine and her students in support of Shannen's Dream!

    Download the chart

  • APTN: Canada begins defence at human rights tribunal over on-reserve funding of child services
    March 17, 2014
  • P.H. Bryce Award for Children and Youth - Winners Announced!
    March 07, 2014

    The P.H. Bryce Award Committee would like to congratulate Bethany R. and the Shannen’s Dream Club at Pierre Elliot Trudeau School on receiving the 2014 P.H. Bryce Award for children and youth. 

    There were many strong applicants from across the country and the Award Committee felt every nominee was deserving of an award and recognition. Honourable mentions include Julia and Emma M. of Books With No Bounds, Natasha G. and Britanny H., and Noah A. Click here to learn more.

    Photo: Andrew Bryce, great grandson of Dr. PH Bryce, presents the awards at Have a Heart Day 2014

  • Alanis Obomsawin, director of Hi-Ho Mistahey! wins Humanitarian Award at 2014 Canadian Screen Awards for over 40 years of filmmaking dedicated to documenting First Nations cultures and histories
    March 05, 2014
  • Hi-Ho Mistahey! Now available online to schools and teachers through the NFB CAMPUS system
    March 04, 2014

    In this feature-length documentary, Alanis Obomsawin tells the story of Shannen's Dream, a national campaign to provide equitable access to education for First Nations children, in safe and suitable schools. She brings together the voices of those who have successfully taken the Dream all the way to the United Nations in Geneva. 

    Learn more!

  • Over 100 people attend Hi-Ho Mistahey! screening and panel discussion at University of Alberta
    February 25, 2014

    On Feb 25, Alanis Obomsawin joined Cindy Blackstock (University of Alberta and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society) and Charlene Bearhead (Project of Heart and Education Day Coordinator for TRC National Event) for a panel discussion and Q&A on culturally based equity in education for First Nations children. Gail Gallagher (Master's student in the Faculty of Native Studies, University of Alberta) emceed the event, which drew over 100 people. The event was presented by FNCARES, with sponsorship from the NFB, the Faculty of Extension and KIAS (University of Alberta).

  • Ben Calf Robe School in Edmonton screens Hi-Ho Mistahey!
    February 25, 2014

    Students from Ben Calf Robe Elementary/Junior High hosted 300 students for a screening and discussion of Alanis Obomsawin's film about the Shannen's Dream campaign for equitable education for First Nations children. Ben Calf Robe students also presented their fantastic Jingle Dress, and they screened a film about their Jingle Dress project for guests.

  • FNCARES presents Hi-Ho Mistahey! at Jasper Place High School in Edmonton
    February 24, 2014

    Students from the Leading Spirits Aboriginal Youth Council at Jasper Place High School hosted 150 students at two different screenings of Alanis Obomsawin's Hi-Ho Mistahey!

  • APTN coverage of Have a Heart Day
    February 18, 2014
  • North Bay celebrates Have a Heart Day!
    February 12, 2014

    This afternoon event, taking place on February 13th, will feature cupcakes, valentine making, traditional children’’s dance, Elder teachings and a whole lot of fun!
     
    Thank you to the North Bay Indian Friendship Centre, St. Andrew's United Church, and friends at Nipissing University for organizing this event.

  • Have a Heart Day in Saskatoon: In Partnership with St. Mary's, the Indian Social Work class at the First Nations University is hosting a 1 hour information session about equity for First Nations children!
    February 10, 2014

    The agenda includes traditional singers and drummers, and an 8 year old singing O Canada! in Cree. Thank you to the child welfare class for your tremendous efforts in organizing this event!

  • CTV Power Play: First Nations Education Agreement - Cindy Blackstock and First Nations negotiator Bob Rae discuss the First Nations Education Agreement
    February 07, 2014
  • Cindy Blackstock & Bob Rae respond to federal government's February 7 announcement of the 'First Nations Control of First Nations Education Act' on CTV's Power Play
    February 07, 2014
  • Celebrate Have a Heart Day in Kitchener at the Valentine's Day Social!
    February 06, 2014

    Thank you to Anishnabeg Outreach, White Owl Native Ancestry and Wilfrid Laurier University for organizing this fun family event in support of First Nations children!

  • A war of words around Jordan’s Principle: Bennett says ‘not paying is not an option’
    February 06, 2014
  • News Release: FREE STREAMING OF ALANIS OBOMSAWIN’S HI-HO MISTAHEY! AT NFB.CA, FEB. 14–16
    February 05, 2014

    An inspiring look at grassroots youth movement Shannen’s Dream 

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