News - Aboriginal

Health Sciences Summer Camp Students Have a Blast at CBU

Recently, CBU welcomed students from Indigenous and African Nova Scotian communities to campus to learn about education and career opportunities in the field of health sciences.The four-day camp, hosted by PLANS – Promotion Leadership in Health for African Nova Scotians and IHIM – Indigenous Health in Medicine, took place from July 22 -25. Michelle Patrick, More »

CBU Student Becomes Keptin of the Mi’kmaq Grand Council

On Sunday, July 29, 2018, Cape Breton University student, Phillip Prosper, received the Keptin’s Sash, assuming the role of Keptin for the community of We’koqma’q First Nation. When he discovered he had been recommended for the position of Keptin, Phillip says he couldn’t believe his ears. His father, also a Keptin, has had to slow More »

Call for Applications! Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network: The Kausattumi Grants Program

The Kausattumi Grants Program (Kausattumi is Inuttitut for ‘the dawn’) is an initiative of the Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network that will provide financial support to Indigenous undergraduate & graduate students, postdoctoral fellows and early career researchers who are undertaking or are interested in undertaking Indigenous community-based health and wellness research. The Atlantic Indigenous Mentorship Network is More »

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 »