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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.

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Four]: Implications

Indigenous

In this fourth part of the series, the effects and implications of the Kinder Morgan expansion are explored from the TWN's perspective.

By: Christina Coolidge 122 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Three]: Kinder Morgan

Indigenous Community Stories

The third part of the series explores the interactions and legal proceedings between the TWN and Kinder Morgan.

By: Christina Coolidge 128 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Two]: Friends and Allies

Indigenous Community Stories

The second part of the series shares some perspectives from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation's Sacred Trust Initiatives allies.

By: Christina Coolidge 193 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part One]: Timeline

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

The Tsleil-Waututh people of the Burrard Inlet, with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion, created the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI). This four part series explores their beginnings, goals and initiatives.

By: Christina Coolidge 158 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Four]: Language Revitalization

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the fourth post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 265 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Three]: Language Maintenance

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the third post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 304 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Two]: Language Loss

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Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the second post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 311 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women [Part 1]: The Keepers of Language

Indigenous

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the first of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 430 reads | 0 comments
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A Sober Year

Graduate Studies

June 03, 2009 is the day my life took a dramatic turn as I turned away from drugs and alcohol and toward a different life.

By: Christina Coolidge 765 reads | 0 comments
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Celebrating Education with the Nisga'a

Indigenous

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.

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The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia

Indigenous

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC) provides culturally appropriate services to aboriginal people and communities consistent with their needs. 

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FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series: Dr. Sarah Hunt Sex Workers and Self Determination

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Dr. Sarah Hunt As an ally to sex workers, Sarah seeks to strengthen relationships between Indigenous sex workers and other members of Indigenous communities in order to confront the stigma and criminalization which contributes to increased violence. 

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Sensitive Topics: White Privilege

Indigenous

Acknowledging that white privilege exists is the first step to equality and justice for all.

By: Christina Coolidge 932 reads | 0 comments
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From Athlete To Coach

Volunteering

Tysun shares his story of progressing from Student to Teacher, or more specifically, from Athlete to Coach and shares some advice for those looking to get involved with their community.

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Invitation to FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series - Cherry Smiley

Indigenous

Cherry Smiley is an artist, Indigenous feminist activist, and prostitution abolitionist will be presenting in the first FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series

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Volunteer Opportunities in Downtown Eastside

Indigenous

SFU Molecular Biology & Biochemistry student Ryan Danroth volunteers with Aboriginal Front Door Society (AFDS) as Harm Reduction Coordinator. They are currently looking for volunteers at AFDS.

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Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Attract Keen Scholars

Indigenous

Each year, SFU selects two Aboriginal graduate students to receive Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarships. Kyle Bobiwash and Nicole Muir were the 2013 recipients, and both of their research plans aim to help others.

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Indigenous Initiatives Librarian: Jenna Walsh

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Indigenous Initiatives Librarian Jenna Walsh has been working with Aboriginal communities and SFU students, staff and faculty to determine how best to enhance and develop the library’s services for Aboriginal students.

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SFU Reaching Out to Aboriginal Youth

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

SFU instructors and students are engaged in a variety of community activities that are making a difference to Aboriginal children and youth.

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Major Grant Helps Preserve First Nations Languages

FNLC

Of Canada’s 60 First Nations languages, 30 are found only in B.C.  According to Marianne Ignane, director of SFU’s FNLC, these languages are in a state of decline, which is why she has made it her life’s work to find ways of preserving and teaching these languages.

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Kelvin Redvers; Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker and Television Producer

Alumni Spotlight

I believe my desire to help bring understanding between First Nations people and the rest of the world is what drives both my educational and work career; it keeps pushing me to learn and try new things, and onto all kinds of different windy roads.

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CRA Student Ambassador Blog

Indigenous

Kim Hornemann shares how a science loving high school student ended up in SFU's French co-hort program and working for the Canada Revenue Agency while still in University.

By: Kim Hornemann 2948 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Stories

Professional Development

In advance of the Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Story panel our latest #OLCchat looked at some of the educational and career challenges Indigenous students face, and what resources are avalible to them.

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