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Identity and the Language of the Classroom: Investigating the Impact of Heritage Versus Second Language Instruction on Personal and Collective Self-Esteem [Stephen C. Wright, Donald M. Taylor]

Publisher: 
Journal of Educational Psychology
Year of publication: 
1995

“The connection between heritage language instruction and self-esteem was investigated. Participants were Inuit, White, and mixed-heritage (Inuit-White) children living in a subarctic community. Testing occurred before and after their 1st year in a heritage language or a 2nd language program. Children from all 3 groups who were educated in their heritage language showed a substantial increase in their personal self-esteem, whereas Inuit and mixed-heritage children educated in a 2nd language did not.”

Do Aboriginal students benefit from education in their heritage language? Results from a ten-year program of research in Nunavik [Donald M. Taylor, Stephen C. Wright]

Publisher: 
Canadian Journal of Native Studies
Year of publication: 
2003

“Focuses on the benefits of a bilingual Inuktitut education program for Inuit children in kindergarten, grades 1 and 2.”

Strengthening Aboriginal Success: Moving Toward Learn Canada 2020 Summary Report [Council of Ministers of Education Canada, CMEC]

Publisher: 
Council of Ministers of Education Canada
Year of publication: 
2010

“The objectives of the summit were as follows: 1. to raise the public profile of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit education and to promote awareness of the need to eliminate the gaps in education outcomes between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal learners at the elementary-secondary and postsecondary levels; 2. to engage and build support for partnerships, based on dialogue and engagement strategies, with national and regional Aboriginal organizations; 3. to identify potential areas for action to meet the goals of Learn Canada 2020; 4.

Redefining How Success is measured in First Nations, Inuit and Métis Learning [Canadian Council on Learning, CCL]

Publisher: 
Canadian Council on Learning
Year of publication: 
2007

“The learning models, framework and rationale outlined in this report support an alternative vision of Aboriginal learning.”

Cape Dorset, Nunavut: The Epicentre of Inuit Art [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

“The Inuit people of Cape Dorset have a solid sense of family, society and tradition, and through their art have managed to place this tiny hamlet prominently on the international arts scene.”

Sprouts Day Camp: Promoting Education, Cultural Awareness and Healthy Lifestyles [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

“Using traditional Inuit practices to engage children in the learning of science, the Sprouts Day Camp in Iqaluit, Nunavut has been changing the lives of youths aged 7-15 for over 10 years. See how the Qikiqtani Inuit Association in partnership with Actua Canada promote education, cultural awareness and healthy lifestyles through this highly successful program.”

Nunavut Sivuniksavut: "I see my culture in a different light and it makes me proud of who I am" [Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada, AANDC]

Publisher: 
Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada
Year of publication: 
2012

“Nunavut Sivuniksavut (NS) is a unique eight-month college program based in Ottawa. See how, in combination with traditional and cultural teachings, the NS program provides students with an opportunity to learn about Inuit history, organizations, land claims and other issues relevant to their future careers in Nunavut.”

Resource Extraction Development and Well Being in the North: A Scan of the Unique Challenges of Development in Inuit Communities [Mark Buel]

Author: 
Publisher: 
National Aboriginal Health Organization
Year of publication: 
2006

“The Arctic regions of Canada are rich with natural resources. From oil and gas to diamonds and nickel, the North is becoming an attractive destination for resource extraction development. Although development brings money, work, and the potential for Inuit to become more economically self-reliant, development also has the potential to cause many negative social impacts and disruptions to community well-being.”

Urgent Need, Serious Opportunity: Towards a New Social Model for Canada's Aboriginal Peoples [Frances Abele]

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Publisher: 
Canadian Policy Research Networks
Year of publication: 
2004

“This report highlights some of the key issues that arise in considering the needs and aspirations of Aboriginal people in the development of a new social architecture for Canada. It aims to provide empirical information and some pointed questions, to support the discussion among Aboriginal peoples and the rest of Canada of their common future. The analysis attempts to respect the diversity of circumstances and interests of First Nations, Metis and Inuit across Canada.”

Aboriginal Peoples in Canada: First Nations People, Métis and Inuit: National Household Survey [Statistics Canada, Statcan]

Publisher: 
Statistics Canada
Year of publication: 
2011

This national household survey is an analytical document covering topics such as: Aboriginal people – Diverse groups living across the country, First Nations people, Métis, Inuit, The Aboriginal population is young, and Living arrangements of Aboriginal children.

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