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SFU Elders Program

Indigenous

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.

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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous

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.

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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.

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

Indigenous

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the fourth post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 675 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Three]: Kinder Morgan

Series

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the third post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 501 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Two]: Friends and Allies

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the second post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 504 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part One]: Timeline

Series

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the first post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 680 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Four]: Language Revitalization

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 fourth post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 803 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Three]: Language Maintenance

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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 third post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 782 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Two]: Language Loss

Series

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 764 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women [Part 1]: The Keepers of Language

Series

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 719 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 1047 reads | 0 comments
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Celebrating Education with the Nisga'a

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 1261 reads | 0 comments
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The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia

Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia

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

Series

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. 

By: Laura Forsythe 2618 reads | 0 comments
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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 1363 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

FNSA

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.

By: Ryan Danroth 2748 reads | 0 comments
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Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Attract Keen Scholars

FNSA Stories

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

OAP

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

Aboriginal youth

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

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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

Indigenous

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.

By: Kelvin Redvers 1397 reads | 0 comments