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Africentric / African-centered Philosophy

Broadly speaking, it is a philosophical manner of thought and way of life that places persons of African ancestry at the center of their own lived realities and analysis by reclaiming historical African values and moving forward to build futures.

DBDLI articulates Africentricity as one of its core values. We state this value as one of our actions.

Africentricity – We are committed to reclaiming and delivering African derived worldviews and values.

PANSEP Community Consultations (May – November 2016) and Recommendations

The Provincial African Nova Scotian Educational Partnership (PANSEP) with the Minister of Education and Early Childhood Development decided that reaching out to the community to share roles, responsibilities and provide an organizational overview would be the logical first step to re-engage all parties through a spirit of cooperation…

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Proverb / Word of the Month

“Knowledge without wisdom is like water in the sand.” – Guinean Proverb

Call for Board Members

  • Are you interested in improving the educational experiences for Nova Scotian learners of African ancestry?
  • Would you like to work with a dynamic team of African Nova Scotians who are passionate about Africentric education?
  • Are you able to volunteer to help ensure that learners of African descent are successful and that African Nova Scotian communities from across Nova Scotia have a voice?

Call for Stories

The DBDLI is interested in supporting the development and publishing of a range of stories in various story formats by African Nova Scotian and African [...]

Response to Report: Raising the Bar

DBDLI Response to Dr. Avis Glaze’s Report Raising the Bar: A Coherent and Responsive Education Administrative System for Nova Scotia The Delmore “Buddy” Daye [...]

YOUbuntu: Youth Mentorship Project

YOUbuntu: Youth Mentorship Project will enhance the skills of African Nova Scotian youth in senior high and develop junior high youth leadership skills. The [...]

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Click to view/download DBDLI’s most recent community update:

DBDLI Newsletter – Community Update – Spring 2019

Older Community Updates may be viewed or downloaded from the archive.

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Click to view/download DBDLI’s most recent annual report:

2018-19 Report to the Community (Annual Report)

Older reports may be viewed and downloaded from the archive.

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International Decade for People of African Descent

As the DBDLI seeks opportunities to advance its mandate, we will promote the Decade with a goal to advance people of African Descent to realize their full potential.

The International Decade for People of African Descent, proclaimed by General Assembly resolution 68/237 and to be observed from 2015 to 2024, provides a solid framework for the United Nations, Member States, civil society and all other relevant actors to join together with people of African descent and take effective measures for the implementation of the programme of activities in the spirit of recognition, justice and development.

For more details and background, please visit the United Nations International Decade for People of African Descent website.