Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

Event Summaries

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 563 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

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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).

By: admin 2945 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Memorial March

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

By: Christina Coolidge 12180 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

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

By: Diane Luckow 10878 reads | 0 comments
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Early-Number Learning and Language Revitalization a Dynamite Combination

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 9869 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Camp Prepares Students for University

summer camp

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

By: Allen Tung 9460 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Indigenous Day Shares Culture with Community

Indigenous

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 9849 reads | 0 comments
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First of Traditional Languages Apps Ready for Testing in New Year

Languages

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 9295 reads | 0 comments
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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

Indigenous

“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 9511 reads | 0 comments
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2015 Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Awarded to Valerie Bob

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 9192 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 7921 reads | 0 comments
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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

“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 7885 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 9636 reads | 0 comments
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Haida Artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle Canoe Finds New Home at SFU

Indigenous

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 8405 reads | 0 comments
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SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy”

Indigenous

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 6190 reads | 0 comments
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Math Catcher and Its Founder Capture National Attention

Indigenous

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 7433 reads | 0 comments
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EMBA Graduates to Blaze New Trails

Indigenous

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 2415 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the Margins: Examining the Systemic Devaluing & Marginalization of Indigenous Women in Canada

Indigenous New Media

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 4648 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 5445 reads | 0 comments
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Clan wrestler collects BA on way to 2015 Pan Am Games

Arts and Social Sciences

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 3220 reads | 0 comments
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Researchers continue to unlock mysteries of ancient clam gardens

Indigenous

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

By: SFU News Diane Luckow 3955 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 5852 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute SFU; David Gaertner

First Nations Studies Program

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

By: David Gaertner 6502 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Indigenous

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

 

By: Laura Forsythe 5076 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute; Marena Brinkhurst

Resource and Environmental Management

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 4536 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 14040 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

FNSA

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 12680 reads | 0 comments
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Your Guide to this September's Indigenous Events

Indigenous Student Centre

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 9423 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 7765 reads | 0 comments