Pharmacist fulfills life-long dream

Yee, 32, has fulfilled his life-long dream of opening the first aboriginal-owned-and-operated pharmacy in the province and possibly the country — The Medicine Shoppe Pharmacy at 2310 9th N.

Yee is a member of the Wood Mountain First Nation, in south-central Saskatchewan.

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Participation in sports and cultural activities among Aboriginal children and youth

Recent studies show that participating in extracurricular activities can have many benefits for children, including positive academic achievement,1 improved psychological functioning,2 and good peer relationships.3 Some research suggests that these activities have a positive effect because they provide children with opportunities to explore their identity, develop initiative, learn to control their emotions, and acquire social skills.4

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Assembly of First Nations – Assembly of First Nations Sets Out Vision for First Nations Control of First Nations Education

Winnipeg (MB) – Assembly of First Nations National Chief Shawn A-in-chut Atleo and First Nations Chiefs and delegates from across Canada confirmed a new comprehensive plan to directly address critical education needs facing First Nation communities.

“This is an important confirmation of the clear priority every First Nation leader places on education. We are all agreed on the way forward and the imperative of supporting all First Nations learners and improving education outcomes for our children,” National Chief Atleo stated. “Education has been used as a weapon against us in the past, as during the residential schools era, but it can now be a tool to unlock the full potential of First Nations people and communities. In the spirit of the Federal government’s Apology for residential schools, we call on Canada to work with us to give life to our right to education. The resolution achieved by the First Nation leadership across Canada sets the vision and the path forward for this desperately needed progress.”

via Assembly of First Nations – Assembly of First Nations Sets Out Vision for First Nations Control of First Nations Education.

Lessons in Learning: More than just funny books: Lessons in Learning: Comics and prose literacy for boys

Since their debut on news stands more than 75 years ago comic books have been blamed for a range of social ills—from moral turpitude to juvenile delinquency—and have been subject to scorn and even censorship. But in recent years comics have gained an unprecedented level of recognition, being transformed into Hollywood blockbusters, popping up on bestseller lists (as “graphic novels,” the name for their more grown-up incarnation) and garnering literary accolades from the Pulitzer Prize (for Art Spiegelman’s Maus) to the Guardian First Book Award for Chris Ware’s Jimmy Corrigan.

via Lessons in Learning: More than just funny books: Lessons in Learning: Comics and prose literacy for boys.

CBC News – Manitoba – First Nations should control education: report

‘Success in achieving the identified objectives of First Nations education [has] consistently been stymied by Canada’s unilateral failure to adequately fund and support First Nations education in a sustainable and meaningful manner.’—First Nations Control of First Nations Education report

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AFN Report says natives should control own schools – Need to know – Macleans.ca

AFN Report says natives should control own schools

Says native languages should be taught at all Canadian schools

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The Assembly of First Nations has issued a report that says native Canadians should have total control over native schools and that non-native schools should be “required to teach aboriginal language and culture.” The federal government and native leaders first agreed to work together to improve native education in 1972 with the Indian Control of Indian Education agreement. But according to the AFN, not much has improved. They say high school graduation rates for native children have only reached 48 per cent. The report blames low graduation rates on non-native curricula.

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