Category: Archive 2016

Propeller Dance and the OICC Youth


Propeller Dance 2016 Highlights and photos from ROAR Event date: Friday and Saturday, June 17-18, 2016 at 7:00 pm at the Great Canadian Theatre Company Highlights included a unique and stunning collaboration with the Ottawa Inuit Children’s Centre called Umajuit (Renata Soutter).

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Throat singers fame


Annette Francis APTN National News October 17, 2016 Two young throat singers stole the hearts of Canadians at Prime Minister Justin Trudeau’s swearing in ceremony in 2015 are making quite a name for themselves. The duo spoke with Annette about what they’re up to, and how their careers began. afrancis@aptn.ca

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OPSEU Indigenous Conference Performance


This is a short video from the OPSEU Indigenous Conference that Abby and Aneeka participated in by thoatsinging. Below is a link to the wonderful video prepared on Labour-Indigenous Reconciliation based on the message from the Conference. Please review and feel free to share with others. We are hoping this is only the beginning of […]

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Child Welfare System in Ontario


Andre Fontaine from CAS Ottawa sent the OICC a link on the child welfare system in Ontario. The OICC thinks that this segment of The Agenda: with Steve Paikin dialogue includes very important messages for educators, politicians, services providers and those who have influence over the lives of children. As Irwin Elman says, ‘listen to […]

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Prime Minister’s Awards 2016


Some of our Kindergarten children and two of the Cultural Teachers had the honour of performing for the recipients of this year’s Prime Minister’s Awards for Excellence in Teaching and Early Childhood Education last week. They were like pros and everyone enjoyed seeing them sing, drum, throat-sing and just be proud of who they are!! […]

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Louie Kamookak


Celebrated Inuit historian Louie Kamookak, an Royal Canadian Geographical Society (RCGS) Fellow and medallist, is a leader in the collection and preservation of Inuit testimony related to Franklin. On April 11, the OICC was pleased to host Louie for a visit with our children and youth. Louie is a the teacher and historian from Gjoa […]

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