Indigenous Career Journey Stories

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Indigenous Stories: Gerald Bent, Aboriginal Correctional Programs Officer

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Gerald was born in Lytton, BC. He is a Status Aboriginal man and is a member of the Lytton First Nation. He shares the career journey that led him to becoming an Aboriginal Correctional Program Officer, making a difference in the lives of Aboriginal youth.

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Indigneous Peoples Career Stories

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Career Services is hosting its annual Indigenous Peoples Career Stories event on February 21st, 2013 which brings opportunites and experiences directly to SFU's Indigneous students.

By: Christina Coolidge 26243 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Bio: CST Beverly PITAWANAKWAT

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Beverly PITAWANAKWAT, an RCMP constable with the First Nations Policing Unit for the community of Chehalis, she shares her career story, and offers advice and requirements for Aboriginal youth hoping to join the RCMP.

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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 22866 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Duncan Mccue, CBC Reporter & Professor

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"I could, and should, expose the sickness that plagues Canada after a century of ignoring the many facets of aboriginal experience. And it empowered me to confront the darkness that I’ve witnessed in our own communities – substance abuse, corruption, and prejudice." Learn more about Duncan's journey...

By: Duncan Mccue 31659 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Ann Seymour, Aboriginal Health Liaison Social Worker

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Never give up. No matter what anyone says? As I say to my kids: “Stand tall, shoulders back and walk proud. You have to beleive in yourself, because you can do it!"

By: Ann Seymour 26205 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Jordan Wapass, Capacity Development Initiatives Officer

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Professor Hunter, my family (Uncle Kelly, Mom and Grandparents) have and have always had great confidence in me. This is where my strength comes from. Like most youth/students, there is a mixture of confusion, fear and excitement about what to do next.

By: Jordan Wapass 28342 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 21848 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Rudy Riemer/Yumk, SFU Department of First Nations Studies and Archaeology

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"I grew up in Squamish BC, learning from elders and knowledgeable community members about Squamish Nation culture.  Many of my fondest memories are walking to downtown with my grandpa, sitting at my grand uncles kitchen table and going up the river to fish. During these formative years I was always careful to listen to what they had to say." 

By: Rudy Riemer/Yumk 18921 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Bruce R. Dumont, Metis National Council Minister Responsible for Health

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"My father was Cree and French and my mother Cree and Scot with both parents fluent in the Cree language. I come from a family of ten. We lived in poverty as Road Allowance Metis around Sundre, Alberta, after my parents left the Metis Settlement of Kikino, Alberta in 1943 with 4 children in tow. 

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By: Bruce R. Dumont 23401 reads | 0 comments
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