Thriving Communities
Academic Success Through Capacity Building Summit

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Do you want to learn more about the various African Nova Scotian organizations and resources available to African Nova Scotian/Black learners within Nova Scotia?

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Open to all students and classes from all schools in Nova Scotia. Submissions are accepted from October 19, 2018 to February 8, 2019.

The 2019
African Nova Scotian
History Challenges

DBDLI Grand Opening
September 21, 2018

A Virtual Tour of Our New Community and Office Space and Our Grand Opening Event

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Call for Stories

Books, Spoken Word, Poetry, Illustrations
The DBDLI is interested in supporting the development and publishing of a range of stories by African Nova Scotian and African Canadian authors, poets, illustrators and griots.

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Community Update - Spring 2018

The most recent
DBDLI Community Update Newsletter
for Spring 2018

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2017-18 Report to the Community

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The DBDLI's most recent
Report to the Community
(Annual Report)

is now available.

The Black Youth Education Council

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Are you interested in improving the educational experiences for learners of African ancestry?

Strategic Plan 2017-2020

Community Engagement

Lifelong Learning

Outreach to Post-Secondary Students & Institutions

Partnerships and Sustainability

Research Strategy

Provincial Youth Strategy

Publishing and Knowledge Management

Communications and Public Relations

Inter-University Research Network Application for Funding

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The Inter-University Research Network is currently inviting applications from Nova Scotia educators and University students and faculty for funding...

Nova Scotia Assessments & Examinations

Results for Students with Aboriginal Heritage and Students of African Descent

Results for Students with Mi'kmaq or other Indigenous Ancestry and Students of African Descent

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The ABC’s of Viola Desmond

The ABC’s of Viola Desmond was crafted specifically to meet the needs of elementary level readers and will be a wonderful book to have in homes throughout Nova Scotia and beyond.

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African Nova Scotian Community in Halifax

A RETROSPECTIVE PHOTO EXHIBIT

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African Nova Scotian Researcher Directory

Be a part of the network of researchers of African descent, looking to work collaboratively to contribute to the advancement of the mission and vision of DBDLI.

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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?

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Baseline Data on African Nova Scotian Learners

Laying the Foundation – Preliminary Data on African Nova Scotian Academic Performance and Opportunities to Learn...

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Our Journey - the facts

The Delmore “Buddy” Daye Learning Institute
from an Idea to Reality.

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The Graduate Research Fellowship Recipients

An introduction to the 2014-15 recipients and the work that they are undertaking...

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Our Values
Our Vision & Mission
Our Key Activities

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

“True teaching is not accumulation of knowledge, it is an awakening of consciousness.” – African Proverb

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  • 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 2018

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:

2017-18 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.

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