1. Alberta's FASD Policy Framework and Strategic Direction


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    Canadian Northwest FASD Partnership Members - Darren Joslin, Alberta Children’s Services - Michelle Dubik, Healthy Child Manitoba - Anne Fuller, British Columbia Ministry of Children and Family Development

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    • High Stakes Testing is the Enemy


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      This is an enhanced podcast of Dr. David Berliner’s presentation at the Texas Tech University College of Education on Friday, April 28, 2006. The title of Dr. Berliner’s keynote address for the college’s annual research conference was, "Troubles for the NCLB Act: It may not be improving achievement and it corrupts the profession." An audio-only version of this podcast along with related links are available in the podcast shownotes for Moving at the Speed of Creativity Podcast 55. http://www.speedofcreativity.org/2006/04/30/podcast55e-high-stakes-testing-is-the-enemy/

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      • The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs [HD]


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        openDemocracy & The Tedworth Charitable Trust...in association with Exile Nation Media...presents The Exile Nation Project An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System A film by Charles Shaw The Land of the Free punishes or imprisons more of its citizens than any other nation. This collection of testimonials from criminal offenders, family members, and experts on America’s criminal justice system puts a human face on the millions of Americans subjugated by the US Government's 40 year, one trillion dollar social catastrophe: The War on Drugs; a failed policy underscored by fear, politics, racial prejudice and intolerance in a public atmosphere of "out of sight, out of mind." The United States has only 5% of the world's population, yet a full 25% of the world's prisoners. At 2.5 million, the US has more prisoners than even China does with five times the population of the United States. 8 million Americans (1 in every 31) languish under some form of state monitoring known as "correctional supervision." On top of that, the security and livelihood of over 13 million more has been forever altered by a felony conviction. The American use of punishment is so pervasive, and so disproportionate, that even the conservative magazine The Economist declared in 2010, "never in the civilized world have so many been locked up for so little." The project will unfold over a two year period, beginning with the release of this feature-length documentary and then continuing on with the release of short films and complete interviews from each of the 100 participants in the project, meant to represent the 1 in 100 Americans that are currently sitting behind bars. The Exile Nation Project is made possible by a generous grant from the Tedworth Charitable Trust and the openDemocracy group, in association with Exile Nation Media. All content produced is non-commercial and available for free distribution under a Creative Commons license. BONUS FEATURE: "Friday the 13th" a poem by John Sinclair, follows the credits. Written, Produced and Directed by Charles Shaw Director of Photography - Charles Shaw Edited by Charles Shaw & Dustin Edwards Motion Graphics - Dustin Edwards, Brodie Sullivan Music by Random Rab, Junior Boys, Cloud Cult, Four Tet, The War on Drugs, SearchLite. Production Assistants - Erin Shaw, Michael Garfield, Baza Novic Technical Advisor - Taylor Cahill Featuring... Christian Parenti Eric Sterling Mark Kleiman, Ph.D Sanho Tree Judge James P. Gray Ethan Nadelmann Anthony Papa John Sinclair Nora Callahan Chuck Armsbury Amy Povah Ralston Lynette Shaw Scott Imler Kyle Kazan Julie Holland, M.D. Robert Manor Aaron Blackledge, M.D. Randolph Hencken Stephen Dubov Chris Bava Steve Costello Dorothy Johnson-Speight Ryan Keesling Alexis Wilson Briggs Malakkar Vohryzek AJ Lovewins Debi Campbell Julie Falco Allison Moore Jean Marlowe Rebecca Forbes Stephani Conyers Dimitri Mobengo Mugianis Audra DeLuca Nicole Benisch Anthony Reed Charles Shaw is an award-winning journalist, author of the critically-acclaimed memoir, Exile Nation: Drugs, Prisons, Politics & Spirituality, and Director of the documentary film, The Exile Nation Project: An Oral History of the War on Drugs & The American Criminal Justice System. Charles serves as Editor for the openDemocracy Drug Policy Forum and the Dictionary of Ethical Politics, both collaborative projects of Resurgence, openDemocracy, and the Tedworth Charitable Trust. Charles' work has appeared in Alternet, Alternative Press Review, Conscious Choice, Common Ground, Grist, Guardian UK, Huffington Post, In These Times, Newtopia, The New York Times, openDemocracy, Planetizen, Punk Planet, Reality Sandwich, San Diego Uptown News, Scoop, Shift, Truthout, The Witness, YES!, and Znet. He was a Contributing Author to the 2008 Shift Report from the Institute for Noetic Sciences, and in Planetizen's Contemporary Debates in Urban Planning (2007, Island Press). In 2009 he was recognized by the San Diego Press Club for excellence in journalism. LINKS http://ExileNation.org opendemocracy.net/​exile-nation-project realitysandwich.com/​exile_nation_drugs_prisons_politics_spirituality realitysandwich.com/​blog/​1265 opendemocracy.net/​editorial-tags/​drug-policy-forum

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        • Take Back The Tech! Q & A Session


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          Jan Moolman facilitates the Q & A session at the "Take Back The Tech! Reclaiming technology for women's rights" event at the 55th Commission on the Status of Women, on 25 February 2011.

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          • Panel Discussion - Non-academic or alternative careers in polar research


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            After spending so much time at university, some of us may not be able to comprehend life outside of it. In this webinar, a panel of speakers discuss career opportunities in polar science outside the university setting. Mentor Panel: --Faustine Bernadac, Polar Field Services --Kristina Creek, ARCUS --Dorte Dissing, ABR Environmental Research and Services --Kriss Rokkan Iversen, SALT, Norway --Angela Matz, U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Recorded on 22 February 2011. This video is part of an online lecture series coordinated by APECS, US NSF ARCSS Thermokarst Project, and the University of Canterbury to help early career polar researchers navigate their careers. For more information on the full series, visit http://apecs.is/​webinars.

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            • සංවර්ධන සටහන් | Development Diaries March 02. 2011


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              - එළවළු මිළ ඉහළ යාම - කාලගුණ විපර්යාසයන් ද? අනිසි සැලසුම්කරණය ද? - විවර වන මංපෙත - ශ්‍රී ලංකාවේ බිම්බෝම්බ ඉවත් කිරීමේ ක්‍රියාවලිය - අම්පාර දිස්ත්‍රික්කයේ සෞඛ්‍ය ක්ෂේත්‍රයේ සාර්ථකත්වය - ශ්‍රී ලාංකික බ්‍රිතාන්‍ය ඩයස්පෝරාව - අදහස් සහ යෝජනා Moving on from war and conflict to peace and development Politics and Policy; North East Reconstruction; Regional Voices and Diaspora Talk. Stories and reports that you will hear only on YATV.

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              • Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX) - Press Conference February 2011


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                Brussels: A new study published on 28 February 2011 by the British Council and the Migration Policy Group shows that great disparities exist in how Europe is integrating its 20 million immigrants legally residing in the region. The Migrant Integration Policy Index (MIPEX: www.mipex.eu) contrasts and compares integration policies across 31 countries in Europe and North America. Results show that while change is happening at a very slow pace, there are still many obstacles to how immigrants live, work and participate in our societies.

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                • Teacher Inservice


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                  Covering legal issues encountered by teachers

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                  • Commissioner Mick Gooda


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                    The 110 year old history of the Australian constitution has served as a platform for both national unity and cultural segregation. It has been at times revered and challenged, equally dividing the nation on social and political issues which have defined entire generations. At present, the Australian constitution stands at the crux of a potentially historic and landmark social, political and cultural debate – the question of an amendment of the Constitution to include recognition of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples of Australia. With political momentum for a constitutional referendum on the issue continuing to swell, the issue is shaping up as a critical plank in future conceptions of the nature of reconciliation in our country. On Wednesday 23rd of February 2011, The Eidos Institute Board began their national conversation series on this topic with Mick Gooda, Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Social Justice Commissioner. As one of the nations most esteemed and respected voices for the advocacy of Indigenous rights, Mick Gooda cuts a unique figure on the Australian cultural landscape.

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