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(09 09 11) New Feature on KORI website

There is a new window on the KORI website promoting upcoming proposal opportunities.  This new service offers KO First Nations with information on the latest opportunities to bring new dollars into their communities.  KORI's Brian Walmark says the window will be expanded to include other features to assist and enable First Nations to draft successful proposals.

(08 02 11) LU Faculty member donates science equipment to KiHS

KO's Brian Walmark accepts almost $3000 worth of science equipment from Dr. Tony Bartley of the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University.  The equipment will be used by KiHS to improve science education across the network.  To see photos, click here.

LET's TALK: Creating Culturally Appropriate Curriculum with First Nations Schools on-line workshop (November 12)

KORI is facilitating an on-line workshop to promote discussion on creating a culturally appropriate curriculum with First Nations Schools on November 12 at 2:30 Eastern 1:30 Central Time.

(08 10 22) KORI embarks on new research project with Guelph University

KORI is partnering with Dr. Steve Crawford of the University of Guelph and other academics in Canada and New Zealand in an exciting new research initiative.  Indigenous Traditional Knowledge Wikiis is the working title of the project.  The dialogue between the researchers is entirely on-line using IP video conferencing and Wikiis, a web-based discussion forum.

(08 10 15) Tomson Highway speaks to KiHS students

(08 10 15) Renowned Cree playwright Tomson Highway spoke via video conference to students at Keewaytinook Internet High School about writing, success and the importance of getting an education.  Highway is splitting his time in Thunder Bay between two upcoming cabarets and a Magnus production of his award-winning play, The Rez Sisters.  A self-described boarding school graduate, Highway studied music and liberal arts at the University of Western Ontario.  Highway love of Cree storytelling, his pa