Indigenous Career Stories

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Invitation to Participate in a Research Project: Why do Aboriginal Students Stay or Leave University?

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The main goal of the research project is to identify the key factors that help and hinder students completing their programs at Simon Fraser University. This project aims to understand student experiences at SFU though one-on one interviews. 
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By: Michelle Pidgeon 4855 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Story: Corey Dekker, Aboriginal Affairs, CEAA

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Everyone wanted to know what others were planning to do with their education. I remember one classmate’s mother asking me: “what sort of job are you going pursue with a degree in Political Science?" Every Liberal Arts student has confronted this question, and most – if anything like myself – have struggled to answer it. 

By: Corey Dekker 20358 reads | 0 comments
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Bruce Dumont: How to Become a Métis Politician

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"We lived the Metis life as my father hunted and trapped when he wasn't
 working to keep the family fed. My mother tanned hides, did beautiful beadwork and made clothing and bedding. We danced to the fiddle and sang." 

By: Bruce Dumont 20418 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Audrey Tooshkenig, Elementary School Teacher

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"Having not graduated from high school, I feared academic inadequacies and had a lot of self doubt about attending post secondary. Fortunately, a dear friend basically took me to an Academic Adivisor to discuss my prospective plans. By the time I left that appointment I knew that I was on my way to my next phase."

By: Audrey Tooshkenig 21785 reads | 0 comments
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Olympic Sized Persistence Pays Off

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If there’s someone who knows about the terrifying journey that is the work search, it is Marissa Nahanee. She worked on many world class events, including the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch relay and visits by Princes Charles and Edward. But Marissa’s job did not just happen to her - she had to work for it.

By: Dionne Liu, Career Peer Educator 5617 reads | 0 comments
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