This group visited two Universities of the Arctic Institutions, the Aboriginal Education Department at Lakehead University in Thunder Bay (Ontario) and Education Faculty, Indigenous Projects/Programs at Memorial University in Newfoundland. The program both places where fruitful and pointed out possibilities for further cooperation. Establishing of a thematic network under the University of Arctic was mentioned. Under the meetings participants exchanged pedagogical ideas and experiences and history of colonialism and assimilation policy. In Newfoundland the situation for Inuit , Innu and Mi`kmaq people was focused and in Thunder Bay there were an Ojibwe and Cree focus.
Saami Language and Teacher Training Delegation visited First Nation and Inuit Language and Teacher Training Institutes in Thunder Bay and Newfoundland
Wed, Oct 24, 2012
The six teacher training institutions in the Norwegian part of Sampi collaborate in a regional project group to improve teacher training for Sami areas. The visit to Canada from October 11-16, 2012 focused on first nations, Inuit and Sami teaching methods, language education and vitalization of languages spoken of relatively few peoples. Five of the institutions are members of the University of the Arctic and the sixth and southernmost, Nord Trøndelag UC is applying for membership this year.