Actions and Detail Panel
Public Policy Research Findings from the Jane Glassco Northern Fellows
Sat, 29 April 2017, 1:30 PM – 2:45 PM MDT
Together with The Gordon Foundation, IPAC NWT is proud to present the public policy research findings from the Jane Glassco Northern Fellows. A reception will follow the presentations and light refreshments will be served.
Fellows will present in two groups:
This group worked with Teach for Canada to study how the organization can implement the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action in an effort to increase teacher-retention and ultimately students’ successes.
The group will provide an overview of the options they considered, and deliver their recommendations for integrating the TRC Calls to Action into Teach for Canada’s delivery model.
Fellows participating in this group are: Thomsen D’Hont (Yellowknife, NT), Angela Nuliayok Rudolph (Gjoa Haven, NU), Dawn Tremblay (Yellowknife, NT), and Clara Wingnek (Cambridge Bay, NU).
This group assisted the Champagne and Aishihik First Nations in evaluating the next steps for CAFN Justice. In their research, the group explored options available to the CAFN to implement justice under the Umbrella Final Agreement and CAFN law.
In their presentation, the group will provide suggestions for addressing some persistent problems since the imposition of a colonial legal structure in the Yukon, and will aim to enhance the ability of Indigenous communities to administer justice for their citizens and lands.
Fellows participating in this group are: Jessica Black (Iqaluit, NU), Samantha Dawson (Whitehorse, YT), Meagan Grabowski (Whitehorse, YT), Jordan Peterson (Inuvik, NT), and Melaina Sheldon (Teslin, YT).
Teach For Canada is a non-profit organization that addresses high teacher turnover rates in northern First Nation communities in order to address gaps in learning achievements and educational deficits.
The Shadhäla, Äshèyi yè kwädän (Champagne and Aishihik First Nations or CAFN) is a self-governing First Nation located in the Yukon Territory and northwest British Columbia, Canada. CAFN has more than 1,200 Dän (people) and is one of the largest of the 14 Yukon First Nations.
Jane Glassco Northern Fellowship is a policy and leadership development program recognizing leadership potential among young northern Canadians eager to address policy challenges facing the North. The program offers skills training, mentorship and networking opportunities and through self-directed learning, group work and the collective sharing of knowledge, Fellows foster a deep understanding of contemporary northern issues, developing the skills and confidence to better articulate and share their ideas and policy research publicly.
Applications are now being accepted until June 1 for the next cohort of the Fellowship. Anyone interested in applying is encouraged to attend this free event.