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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Career Exploration

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

Storytelling

Read about "Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview" by E. Richard Atleo

By: Christina Coolidge 390 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Innovation and Information Management Services (IIMS)

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

By: Michael Sandrin 711 reads | 0 comments
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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

Indigenous Peoples Career Stories

SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Indigenous

The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is definitely worth all its cracked up to be.

By: Christina Coolidge 714 reads | 0 comments
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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Indigenous Co-op

It is a very exciting time to get involved with Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC)! Taylor shares her experience working at INAC's Yukon regional office and how she gained valuable skills while learning about Yukon First Nations, government and life in the North. 

By: Taylor Mckinney 1004 reads | 0 comments
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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 1093 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker

Indigenous

My professor explained, learn the things you don't know, don't waste your time learning what you already know and don't waste time reinventing the wheel.

By: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker 864 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 857 reads | 0 comments
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Early-Number Learning and Language Revitalization a Dynamite Combination

language

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 745 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Camp Prepares Students for University

Indigenous

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

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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 827 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 617 reads | 0 comments
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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

Partnership

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

Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship

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 665 reads | 0 comments
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MA Student Seeks to Address Métis Mental Health Issues

Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship

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 632 reads | 0 comments
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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine

Beedie

“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

 

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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 1133 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 890 reads | 0 comments
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SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy”

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 626 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 633 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 627 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.

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Indigenous Literature Series: Lee Maracle

Literature

Read about Indigenous scholar and author, Lee Maracle's book, "I Am Woman".

By: Christina Coolidge 749 reads | 0 comments