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Towards a barrier-free NorQuest

Towards a barrier-free NorQuest

NorQuest College is proud to provide our learners and employees with a diverse and accepting environment. As a part of preparation for the International Week of the Deaf (September 23-17), let’s take a look at the Accessible Canada Act, which will strengthen inclusion across the country.

September 17, 2019

Settle in and make yourself at home

Settle in and make yourself at home

NorQuest's new Settlement Studies program trains professions to help newcomers achieve their best.

September 15, 2019

Indigenous 101:

Indigenous 101: "We are all treaty people"

Indigenous 101 is an ongoing series of articles that explore Indigenous culture at our college and beyond. Our Indigenous team will be sharing knowledge as we delve into ideas, concepts, myths, stereotypes, and more.

August 26, 2019

Indigenous 101: We are all treaty people

Indigenous 101: We are all treaty people

Every time the NorQuest College community gathers together, someone at the podium will deliver an acknowledgement that we are on Treaty 6 traditional lands which concludes with “NorQuest College is dedicated to ensuring that the spirit of Treaty 6 is honoured and respected.” So what is Treaty 6 all about? While territorial acknowledgements are significant, how many of us really know what they mean both symbolically and practically?

August 23, 2019

Indigenous Peoples Day: more than a holiday

Indigenous Peoples Day: more than a holiday

For most people, June 21 represents the official start of summer. But to Canadians, this important date is a culmination of celebrating, honouring, and remembering all First Nations, Inuit, and Métis during National Indigenous Peoples Day.

June 21, 2019

A first-hand NorQuest perspective of belonging

A first-hand NorQuest perspective of belonging

Conor Kerr is NorQuest College's Manager of Indigenous Relations & Supports. He is from the Lac Ste. Anne Métis community. As we celebrate National Indigenous Peoples Week - and on June 21, National Indigenous Peoples Day - he shares with us his personal story of family, culture, and a deep sense of commitment to ensuring reconciliation is achieved through understanding, respect, and the age-old practice of Indigenous storytelling.

June 20, 2019

Indigenous 101: Decolonizing the library

Indigenous 101: Decolonizing the library

The process of decolonization and reconciliation in Canada is complex, and will require thoughtful consideration and actions on a number of fronts. One set of small but meaningful changes that is gaining traction is the Indigenization of libraries and academic papers – and NorQuest College is leading the way.

June 7, 2019

Indigenous 101: Culture lost and found (part one)

Indigenous 101: Culture lost and found (part one)

We all have those moments or days when we wonder who we are and where our families came from. It usually means talking to mom or dad and asking questions about the family tree and history: What was your grandmother like? When did our ancestors arrive in North America? What do you think it was like in the old country?

April 11, 2019

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part three)

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part three)

In the final part of our conversation on myths and stereotypes surrounding Indigenous people and culture, college Elder Delores Cardinal and Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor Elliott Young discuss Halloween costumes, the significance of tobacco, and more.

March 1, 2019

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