News - Aboriginal

Susy Denny – Building on Legacy 

For Susy Denny of Eskasoni First Nation, attending Cape Breton University was a natural choice. Choosing CBU meant that Susy could live at home and be near her family and friends as she pursued her university degree. It also meant that Susy could follow in the footsteps of her grandfather, Kiji-keptin Alexander Denny, for whom the Unama’ki College language lab is named after.   “It’s More »

A+ First Year for Business Network for Aboriginal Youth

On June 1-2, the Business Network for Aboriginal Youth is concluding a highly successful first year, with a gathering in Millbrook First Nation to celebrate the achievements of the program’s first graduates.  The program, which is an initiative of Cape Breton University’s (CBU) Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, is exemplary of CBU’s commitment More »

Unama’ki College Dedicates Language Lab To Prominent Mi’kmaw Leader

Today, Cape Breton University’s Unama’ki College formally named its language lab in honour of the late Kji-keptin Alexander Denny (1940-2004). The dedication ceremony took place at 11 a.m., beginning in the Boardmore Playhouse and continuing into the newly named Kji-keptin Alexander Denny L’nui’sultimkeweyo’kuom (Alexander Denny Language Lab) for an official ribbon cutting presentation.  “At Cape More »

Blackberry Technology Key To Business Network for Aboriginal Youth

Leadership in Aboriginal post-secondary education is rooted in Cape Breton University’s vision of academic excellence. Demonstrating its ongoing commitment to this model of education, the University is launching the Business Network for Aboriginal Youth, led by CBU’s Purdy Crawford Chair in Aboriginal Business Studies, Dr. Keith Brown. This two year pilot program aims to enrich More »

CBU’s Unama’ki College Celebrates Mi’kmaq History Month

Traditional Feast, Dancing, Crafts and Much More Cape Breton University’s Unama’ki College is celebrating Mi’kmaq History Month with a series of vibrant events taking place October 16-20 on the CBU campus. The outdoor celebration is open to the university community and general public, admission is free and all members of the community are encouraged to More »

Aboriginal Education, Economic Sustainability and Environment on CBU Agenda for Governor General

Cape Breton University is showcasing its history and leadership in Aboriginal education during the Governor General of Canada’s visit to campus on Thursday, June 2.  Their Excellencies the Right Honourable David Johnston and Mrs. Sharon Johnston will learn about CBU’s thirty-five year relationship with local and regional Aboriginal communities and the significant milestones that speak More »