I subscribe to a news feed of items through a Google alert related to the term “aboriginal.”
Recently, the Facebook page for Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada shows up almost every day. https://www.facebook.com/AANDCanada?fref=nf
Strangely, there is little mention of Aboriginal education given the Department’s mandate and no mention of postsecondary education.
I am intrigued by the narrow range of topics that are posted and I can’t help but wonder if the management of this page is contracted out, similar to the Veteran’s Affairs twitter feed.
In an non-statistical survey of the topics on the page, which launched in 2013, the most common themes at the moment appear to be:
- legislation or policy under development that relates to Aboriginal people in Canada
- emergency preparedness and fire safety
- Aboriginal languages
- Truth and Reconciliation Commission
- treaty agreements
- resource development