Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

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Three SFU students reflect on their experience as volunteers at the City of Surrey's commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.

By: Joyti Gill, Raman Jawanda, and Maha Rashid 202 reads | 0 comments
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Walk This Path With Us

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Reconciliation Council invites you to witness as we present our calls to action for reconciliation to SFU President Andrew Petter.

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Indigenous Student Cultural House

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Indigenous Community Stories

The Annual Women's Memorial March is on February 14th. This is why I attend and why you should too. 

By: Christina Coolidge 11141 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Faculty of Education has just hired the first professor to be recruited under SFU’s Aboriginal Faculty Recruitment Plan.

By: Diane Luckow 10383 reads | 0 comments
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Early-Number Learning and Language Revitalization a Dynamite Combination

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SFU mathematics education professor Nathalie Sinclair has been working with the Ojibwe and Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations to translate her early-numbers mathematics app into their languages.

By: Diane Luckow 9462 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Camp Prepares Students for University

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Anika Robertson says the SFU Aboriginal camp exceeded her expectations and inspired her to aim for university.

By: Allen Tung 8665 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Indigenous Day Shares Culture with Community

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The Burnaby campus community was treated to the sights, sounds and tastes of Indigenous culture during the second annual SFU Indigenous Day in September.

By: Diane Luckow 9403 reads | 0 comments
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First of Traditional Languages Apps Ready for Testing in New Year

Indigenous

Marianne Ignace has an ambitious plan. Within the next five years, she hopes to have developed language-learning apps for speakers and learners of some 12 First Nations languages in B.C. and Yukon.

By: Diane Luckow 8731 reads | 0 comments
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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

Research

“I am very excited by the opportunity to focus on prevention of cardiovascular disease and to improve heart health and well-being among First Nations in British Columbia.” Jeffrey Reading

By: Diane Luckow 8964 reads | 0 comments
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2015 Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Awarded to Valerie Bob

Indigenous

At 58, Valerie Bob has had a long career in social services and education after earning a BA in social work and an MA in First Peoples’ education. Now, with the help of a Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship, she’s embarking on a PhD program that combines her interests in native language renewal and ceremonial music.

By: Diane Luckow 8563 reads | 0 comments
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MA Student Seeks to Address Métis Mental Health Issues

Indigenous

Monique Auger, a proud Métis woman from Vancouver Island, thinks there is. She is using her Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship to pursue a master of science, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, to explore this issue.

By: Diane Luckow 7320 reads | 0 comments
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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine

Indigenous Event

“There is a notion that Aboriginal peoples are anti-development, when in fact we are very pro-development – but it must be responsible development,” said Fontaine

 

By: Diane Luckow 7715 reads | 0 comments
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Native Basketball Festival at SFU is Coming May 2016

Indigenous Event

More than 20 Aboriginal basketball teams from around B.C. and Alberta are expected to turn out for the second Native Basketball Tournament/Festival at SFU’s Burnaby campus on May 20-22, 2016

By: Diane Luckow 9455 reads | 0 comments
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Haida Artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle Canoe Finds New Home at SFU

Bill Reid

Haida artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle canoe is a symbol of knowledge, community and cultural regeneration, so its installation at SFU’s Burnaby campus is a fitting tribute to the University’s 50th Anniversary.

By: Diane Luckow 8142 reads | 0 comments
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SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy”

SFU-UBC

More than 120 guests attended the first SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy,” at SFU’s downtown campus last March.

By: Diane Luckow 5915 reads | 0 comments
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Math Catcher and Its Founder Capture National Attention

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Veselin Jungic, founder of SFU’s Math Catcher Program—Mathematics through Aboriginal storytelling—was honoured earlier this year when the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) selected him as a 3M National Teaching Fellow.

By: Diane Luckow 7224 reads | 0 comments
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EMBA Graduates to Blaze New Trails

Indigenous Journey Stories

SFU's EMBA The program’s second cohort began in September 2015 with 30 students, five of whom are not Aboriginal. Learn more about the graduates and the program.

By: Diane Luckow 2191 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the Margins: Examining the Systemic Devaluing & Marginalization of Indigenous Women in Canada

Indigenous

This is a paper written by an Indigenous young male of Ojibway and Dene ancestry who wants to raise awareness on the plaguing social issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women.

I dedicate this paper to all Indigenous women that remain missing or who have been murdered.

By: Pascal Paskittles Erasmus 4068 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous

 Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity. All at SFU for one day and you're invited! 

By: Lforsythe 5234 reads | 0 comments
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Clan wrestler collects BA on way to 2015 Pan Am Games

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Justina Di Stasio is an English student at SFU who also is a member of Canada’s national senior women’s wrestling team competing at the 2015 Pan Am games in Toronto.

By: Justin Wong 3038 reads | 0 comments
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Researchers continue to unlock mysteries of ancient clam gardens

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Researchers found that Aboriginal peoples cultivated clams in handmade, rock-walled beach terraces known as clam gardens.

By: SFU News Diane Luckow 3804 reads | 0 comments
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Eldon Yellowhorn; Archaeologist collaborates with Piikani Nation

Indigenous Research Institute

Yellowhorn, an SFU professor of archaeology, has some of the answers how his ancestors adapted to farming and homesteading in the late 1800s.

By: Diane Luckow 5577 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute SFU; David Gaertner

Indigenous

Here in his own words "How a White Guy got His Start in Indigenous Studies".

By: David Gaertner 6158 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Do you know how SFU decides how to Indigenize the University?

 

By: Laura Forsythe 4871 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute; Marena Brinkhurst

Comprehensive Community Planning

Read about Indigenous Research Institutes scholar Marena Brinkhurst and her work in Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to community-based land-use planning.

By: Marena Brinkhurst 4362 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Elders Program

SFU Elders Program

The Elders will visit, share advice, talk, listen and share history and stories every Monday & Thursday from 11:30 - 1:30 at the Indigenous Student Centre on Burnaby campus.

By: Laura Forsythe 13091 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

First Nations Student Association

I invite each of you to come and witness the first SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

By: Laura Forsythe 12119 reads | 0 comments
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Your Guide to this September's Indigenous Events

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

One of the great joys of the fall semester is that the university community spares no expense welcoming everyone to the start of the new school year. For those of you who are indigenous we’ve compiled a list of all the indigenous events happening on campus the first month of the new semester.

By: marent 9122 reads | 0 comments
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Celebrating Education with the Nisga'a

Indigenous Student Centre

I had the pleasure of attending Nisga’a Ts’amiks graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 31, 2014 and to meet SFU’s new director of the Indigenous Student Centre.

By: Christina Coolidge 7533 reads | 0 comments