Day: April 15, 2015

Hawaii’s Mauna Kea Telescope Opposition Gains Momentum With Rallies, Walk-Out and International Support ICTMN Staff

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Telescope Opposition Gains Momentum With Rallies, Walk-Out and International Support

4/15/15

Opposition to the construction of a giant copy.4 billion telescope on top of sacred Mauna Kea Mountain gained momentum Monday, April 13 when hundreds of students and faculty members at the University of Hawaii at Manoa staged a walk-out, thousands rallied on the Big Island and Oahu to call for an end to the project, and support poured in from around the world.

“We are not going to stop until this issue is brought to a halt,” said Jon Osorio, professor in the Hawai‘inuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa, at a press conference following the walk-out, which was reported by KITV.

Native Hawaiians believe that Mauna Kea, a dormant volcano that is 13,796 feet above sea level, is the most sacred place on all of the islands. The University of Hawaii and its partners want to build the world’s biggest telescope—an 18-story high industrial complex telescope—at the top of the mountain. Scientists say it’s the best location in the world to see the faint and distant objects they can’t observe with existing telescopes. Thirteen other telescopes are currently located on Mauna Kea. Environmental groups oppose the project because of concerns about impacts to the water quality of the aquifer and the environment.

An elder on top of Mauna Kea standing with the Iroquois Warrior Society Flag, which has been flying since the beginning of the protests. (Cliff Matias)
An elder on top of Mauna Kea standing with the Iroquois Warrior Society Flag, which has been flying since the beginning of the protests. (Cliff Matias)

The university’s partners are the Thirty Meter International Observatory (TIO), Goodfellow Bros, the University of Hawai‘i (UH), the Office of Mauna Kea Management, the University of Hawai‘i at Hilo, and the Hawai‘i State Department of Land and Natural Resources (DLNR). The University of California, California Institute of Technology, National Astronomical Observatories of China and Japan and other international institutions are also providing funding for the project, according to the International Indian Treaty Council (IITC). The council has issued a statement calling for international support to stop the desecration of Mauna Kea. …Read More.

Read more at https://indiancountrytodaymedianetwork.com/2015/04/15/telescope-opposition-gains-momentum-rallies-walk-out-and-international-support-160011

Aalto University helps Quileute nation relocate after whales warn of impending tsunami

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Aalto University helps Native Americans relocate after whales warn of impending tsunami

yle UUTISET 9.4.2015

A rare Native American tribe from the Pacific Northwest says whales have informed them that a natural disaster will soon wipe out their reservation in Washington State. They have started a Move to Higher Ground project to move their community to a new location. By a series of coincidences, Finland’s Aalto University was selected by the tribe’s council to draw up the building plans.

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The Quileute community of La Push, Washington lies on the shores of the Pacific Ocean in an earthquake-prone area of the Cascade Mountains. Image: Trev Harris, Aalto-yliopisto

Finland’s Aalto University is helping a rare North American indigenous people design a new hometown that is out of harm’s way, in a cooperative effort with a backstory as unlikely as any that could be imagined.

The Quileute tribe of La Push, Washington holds a ritual each year, where every woman, man and child in the reservation summons local whales, dolphins, sharks, seals and other marine species to the community’s beach by playing drums. The tribe’s chief then wades among the animals and interprets the sounds they make.

In 2014, tribal leaders said they received information from the Pacific Ocean whales that a tsunami would soon hit their community. La Push is located at the intersection of three tectonic plates, and is prone to earthquakes of a 9-point magnitude.

The tribe immediately started to make plans to move their community to higher ground. It applied for and received money from both the State of Washington and the federal government to fund the relocation. Read More…

 Source: http://yle.fi/uutiset/aalto_university_helps_native_americans_relocate_after_whales_warn_of_impending_tsunami/7916402

Job – PRIMARY TEACHER, KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE THREE, Apr. 17, 2015

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PRIMARY TEACHER REQUIRED FOR KINDERGARTEN TO GRADE THREE

BLUEBERRY RIVER FIRST NATIONS SCHOOL

This position will commence immediately and continue until the end of this school year. This is a maternity leave position with a possibility of renewal for the 2015-2016 school year.

The preferred candidate would:

  • Be of First Nations ancestry or have experience teaching in a First Nations School
  • Possess a valid BC Teaching Certificate
  • Be a member in good standing with BCCT
  • Be familiar with DIBELS
  • Be familiar with Read Well Program
  • Must be willing to commute to BRFN School (An hour commute from Fort St John)

*****Blueberry River First Nations School has a small student population with small class sizes******.

Interested persons should contact:

Sharon V. MacDonald

BRFN Director of Education

smacdonald@blueberryfn.ca

Phone: 250-630-2169

*Closing date April 17th, 2015

 

 

Aboriginal Education Research Forum 2015 – Winnipeg, MB, May 19-20, 2015

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Aboriginal Education Research Forum 2015

“Enacting Engaging Research methods for Capacity Building: Community Indigenous Environmental Wellness for Individual Strengths”

May 19th, 2015 – May 20th, 2015
The Legacy Centre – Louis Riel School Division

900 St Mary’s Road
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada

Summer 2015 Pro-D Opportunities – UBC Faculty of Education

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SUMMER INSTITUTES & COURSES

On Campus | Off Campus

GRAMLIGNE
Apprendre et enseigner la grammaire communicative en langue seconde

academic credit

Si vous voulez améliorer votre français écrit et réunir des ressources pour votre classe, le cours Gramligne enseigné en ligne par la Faculté d¹Éducation de l¹Université de Colombie-Britannique est pour vous!

Cours en ligne| Du 11 mai au 14 août

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/French

INDIGENOUS EXISTENTIAL RESISTANCE
The Sundance Practice

for academic credit or non-credit participation

This course was designed in partnership with elders from the Kainai Aboriginal community. The original idea for stems from a vision, request and invitation from these elders. The program combines lectures and seminars at UBC in Vancouver and a ten-day visit to the Kainai reserve in Alberta, which includes a four-day observation of a Sundance ceremony.

UBC Vancouver & Kainai Reserve, Alberta | June 29 – July 13

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/IER

SRL INQUIRY HUB SUMMER INSTITUTE

Developing Self-Regulating Learners
non-credit participation

This Institute is designed for any educator interested ³self-regulation² and ³SRL², whether they are just starting their learning in this area, or whether they have already been engaged in inquiry or professional learning about self-regulation and SRL for some time.

UBC Vancouver | July 2, 3 & 4

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/SRL2015

NEW TEACHER MENTORING PROJECT

Mentorship Institute at UBC
non-credit participation

This 2nd Mentorship Institute at UBC aims to continue building a provincial network of leaders in school district/local new teacher mentorship. The event is co-sponsored by UBC Faculty of Education, the BC School Superintendents Association and the BCTF.

UBC Vancouver | July 2, 3 & 4

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/Mentoring2015

TESL CERTIFICATE PROGRAM
Joint UBC-Ritsumeikan Program

for academic credit

The Joint TESL Certificate program is developed in partnership between UBC¹s Department of Language & Literacy Education and Ritsumeikan University (Graduate School of Language Education and Information Science), in Kyoto, Japan.

UBC Vancouver & Kyoto Japan | July – August

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/rits2015

PHYSICAL EDUCATION SUMMER INSTITUTE
Advanced Physical Education: Elementary

for academic credit

The content of this course focuses on understanding about, because of, and through movement and the ways in which it pertains to the whole education of children. We will cover a wide range of learning experiences which reflect the K-7 physical education curriculum as outlined in the IRP (Integrated Resource Package).

UBC Vancouver | July 6­24

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/PhysEd2015

DRAMA EDUCATION SUMMER INSTITUTE
Drama, literacy, and creativity

for academic credit and non-credit participation

This institute examines how drama can enhance learning experiences in multiple contexts and disciplines, through creative approaches suitable for learners of all ages, levels of ability, and cultural or linguistic backgrounds.

UBC Vancouver | July 6-10

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/drama2015

EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Promoting Physical Literacy through Active Play in Early Learning Environments

for academic credit and non-credit participation

This course will discuss the benefits of active play (indoor and outdoor; structured and unstructured). We will also critically examine current physical activity guidelines and the role of such guidelines in early learning environments.

UBC Vancouver | July 6-17

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/ece2015

HEALTH EDUCATION SUMMER INSTITUTE

Health Literacy for Children and Youth
for academic credit

 

This course examines the dimensions of health and the need for children and youth wellness programming in schools. We explore the role of stakeholders (government officials, community organizations, school districts, principals, etc.), in promoting and supporting health literacy.

UBC Vancouver | July 6 -24

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/HealthLiteracy2015

HISTORICAL THINKING SUMMER INSTITUTE
for academic credit and non-credit participation

This institute is designed for teachers, graduate students, curriculum developers, professional development leaders and museum educators who want to enhance their expertise at designing and teaching history courses and programs with explicit attention to historical thinking.

UBC Vancouver & Museum of Vancouver | July 6 -11

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/HTSI2015

HOME ECONOMICS SUMMER INSTITUTE
Curriculum for Global Education

for academic credit

This course will focus on the curricular implications in bringing global issues (e.g. peace, development, environment, human rights, multiculturalism anti-racism, sustainability, future studies, etc.) into the classroom, with particular attention to appropriate pedagogy and assessment that support global education.

Kelowna Secondary School | July 6-10

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/GlobalEd2015

INFANT DEVELOPMENT & SUPPORTED CHILD DEVELOPMENT
Taking young children¹s sleep seriously: From research to practice

for academic credit and non-credit participation

Research indicates that children¹s poor sleep quality and/or short sleep duration is associated with detrimental effects on their learning, memory, behaviour, mood, and attention. This course will discuss infants¹ and children¹s healthy sleep patterns, negative sleep associations, factors that promote healthy sleep, and potential pathophysiological contributions to sleep issues.

UBC Vancouver | July 6-17

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/IDSC2015

OUTDOOR ENVIRONMENTAL EDUCATION
Field House Curriculum Development Project ­ Vancouver Park Board

for academic credit and non-credit participation

Want to help get more kids outdoors, more often while in school or after school programs? Want to assist in creating curriculum and learning materials that will be used by children and teachers all over Vancouver? Want to be part of a meaningful outdoor, environmental educational project? In this course, you will help transform Vancouver Park Board Field Houses into educational and learning facilities accessible by citizens of Vancouver.

UBC Vancouver | July 6-24

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/GetOutside

L¹évaluation de la compétence langagière en langue seconde ou additionnelle
academic credit

Ce cours enseigné en français s¹applique à l¹évaluation de toutes les langues. Si vous enseignez le français ou en français ou une autre langue et que votre niveau de français vous permet de suivre un cours en français vous pouvez bénéficier de ce cours.

Cours en ligne| Du 6 au 24 juillet

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/French

INQUIRY SUMMER INSTITUTE
Inquiry and Innovation for System Leaders

non-credit participation

A two day intensive working session for leadership teams interested in making inquiry-informed and innovative practices a way of life in your school and district settings.

UBC Vancouver | July 7-8

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/inquiry2015

HOME ECONOMICS SUMMER INSTITUTE
Food Studies

for academic credit

This course is designed to prepare students for teaching food studies at the middle and secondary level. Drawing from a variety of readings, group discussion and hands-on learning experiences, we will explore the practical aspects of teaching foods, as well as contemporary themes, including how to infuse an ecological perspective into our pedagogy.

Kelowna Secondary School | July 13-17

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/foodstudies2015

RECONCILIATION THROUGH INDIGENOUS EDUCATION
for academic credit and non-credit participation

Through the lens of reconciliation participants of this course will engage with educational leaders and resources that provide direction for how education programs and teaching practices can be modified in order to meaningfully integrate Indigenous knowledge worldviews and pedagogies in classrooms, schools and communities.

UBC Vancouver | July 13 ­ 17

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/RITE

AGRICULTURE IN THE CURRICULUM
Integrating Agricultural Themes Across the Curriculum

for academic credit

This course explores practical ways to integrate concepts related to food production and consumption, food safety, agricultural issues, and sustainability across the curriculum at all grade levels.

Abbotsford, BC | July 20-24

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/agriculture2015

HEALTH EDUCATION: CURRICULUM & PEDAGOGY
for academic credit

Health education in high schools can be challenging to teach, but also exciting and rewarding for both teachers and students. The current BC mandated curriculum ­ Health & Career Ed 8/9 and Planning 10 will be a focus in this course. Come to class prepared to inspire and be inspired.

UBC Vancouver | July 27 ­ Aug 14

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/HealthEd2015

ADVANCED STUDIES IN EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION

Reggio Inspired Practice in Early Years Classrooms
for academic credit

This course is designed for teachers (in preschool, kindergarten and primary grades) who are interested in learning about and/or in deepening their knowledge and understanding of the Reggio Emilia approach to early childhood education. The course will focus on the foundational principles of the Reggio Emilia approach and their application in our local educational contexts.

Richmond | August 4-14

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/Reggio2015

EARLY READING STRATEGIES FOR STUDENTS WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DISABILITIES
Family Support Institute of BC

non-credit participation

This course will focus on supporting individuals with developmental disabilities at beginning stages of learning to read, regardless of age, grade or ability level. Participants will receive guided support in selecting goals and objectives, instructional strategies, materials and resources.

UBC Vancouver | Aug 31 – Sept 2

pdce.educ.ubc.ca/fsi2015

 

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CFP – Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association, Due: Apr 30, 2015

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Call for Papers

Indigenous Studies Area – Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Cincinnati, OH, Friday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015.

Panel and paper proposal deadline: April 30 2015

The Indigenous Studies Area of the Midwest Popular Culture Association seeks panels and paper proposals for the annual Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association conference, to be held Friday-Sunday, October 1-4, 2015 at the Hilton Cincinnati Netherland Plaza, 35 West Fifth Street, Cincinnati, OH, 45202 Phone: (513) 421-9100.

Papers may address any aspect of Aboriginal, First Nations, Maori, Sami, and other Indigenous popular cultures. In addition, the area highly encourages comparative papers between Indigenous and, say, Asian, Hispanic, Pacific Islander, or African popular cultures. Topics might address, but are not in any way limited to, the following:

Film

Television

New Media

Video Games, Blogging, YouTube

Fashion

Popular Literature

Radio shows

Theater, Festivals, Spectacles, and Ceremonies

Music

250 word abstracts may be submitted before or by 30 APRIL 2015. Submissions should be made electronically via our online submission system, http://submissions.mpcaaca.org.

Send questions and inquiries only to the Area Chair, Anthony Adah at adahan@mnstate.edu

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS: 30 April 2015