The WINHEC executive board made a final decision about a clarification of the membership categories and an annual membership fee description at the 2009 AGM.
International Indigenous Peoples Forum on Climate Change
Early wednesday morning an 8.3 Richter scale earthquake and a resultant tsunami has caused immense damages to village communities located along the coast and the numbers of deaths continue to rise.
The indigenous peoples of these islands have reported that this is the first time they have seen such a thing in their life. After the earthquake occurred the tsunami came almost immediately.
The WINHEC 2009 Annual Meeting at Mohawk Community Center and First Nations Technical Institute (FNTI), Mohawk Tyendinaga Territory, ON, Ca closed three days intense and exiting meeting days last Thursday Aug 27, 2009.
WINHEC is pleased to announce the 2009 Honours Nomination opened.
The nomination closes August 1th 2009.
Send the nomination form and documentation by mail to the head office: email@example.com
We encourage the nations of the WINHEC AGM 2009 host country, Canada, to nominate candidates.
Nomination form (Word document)
Guidelines and procedures (Word document)
WINHEC Annual general meeting 2009 is getting closer. The meeting agenda is now published at the FNTI website:
Meeting Agenda (PDF Document)
GUIDELINES FOR PAPERS
The WINHEC Journal is open to submissions from indigenous people working in higher education organisations that are members of WINHEC or friends of WINHEC. For queries regarding membership of WINHEC please visit www.win-hec.org or contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Papers will be reviewed by the Editorial Board of the WINHEC Journal. All papers should be formatted according to the following guidelines and submitted in the English language. Papers will be published electronically on the WINHEC website and possibly in print.
Please ensure that the content of your Paper is in line with the theme of the edition. For the 2009 Edition the theme is Indigenous Visions, indigenous symbols. Please also note that as this is an international journal, all papers must be prepared for an international audience and the assumption should not be made that all readers are familiar with your content.
3 News,National,Tue, 17 Mar 2009 5:26a.m
Pioneering Maori educationalist Turoa Royal is to receive an honorary doctorate from Massey University.
Mr Royal, of Ngati Raukawa ki Te Tonga, Ngati Wharara, Ngati Hine and Nga Puhi descent, grew up on a farm at Kaiaua on the Firth of Thames and assumed he would become a farmer.
"I just wanted to milk dad's cows. My parents and uncles wanted me to have an education, they told me `no, you are off to uni'."
As an Auckland University undergraduate, he was one of a small number of Maori students who argued that Maori language should be a curriculum subject for teacher trainees. He has campaigned ever since then for Maori educational advancement.
Central News Agency
2009-02-20 12:18 AM
With tears in their eyes, some indigenous elders shaved their head during a demonstration in front of the Executive Yuan yesterday to protest a local government's demolition plan that will leave more 100 aborigines homeless.
Scores of other residents of the same communities - Sa'owac and Kan Chin located under the Wuling Bridge in Taoyuan County in northern Taiwan - also joined the protest and urged the county government to halt the plan, which they described as "forced relocation."
Amis reiterate rights
The protesters, mainly from the Amis tribe, reiterated their right to housing, saying that all they want is a piece of land on which they can live permanently and observe their traditional way of life.
Reuters | Thursday, 12 February 2009
Surviving residents of Marysville, where up to 100 more people are feared killed in Australia's bushfires, are still being kept out of town to shield them from traumatic scenes there, authorities said.
The rising death toll in Australia's deadliest bushfires now stands at 181, including a New Zealander, but could exceed 200, authorities say. If the Marysville deaths are confirmed, the toll may reach 300.
A firefighter who drove through Marysville only 10 minutes before the firestorm hit on Saturday night said people banged on the side of his water tanker, begging his team to help people trapped in burning houses.