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SFU Indigenous Day: Celebrating Knowledge and Culture

Event Summaries

On September 28th, the First Nations Student Association (FNSA) hosted the third annual SFU Indigenous Day. An event that brings together students, faculty, artists and community members to celebrate Indigenous culture. 

By: Taylor McKinney 125 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

Heiltsuk First Nation

In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

By: Richard Han 1544 reads | 0 comments
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Invest in the Unexpected: Why You Should Join Co-op and Share Your Story with the OLC

Indigenous Co-op

Taylor joined SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator, Trina Setah, as a Work-Study student to help promote co-op to SFU’s Indigenous community. Read about Taylor’s personal experience with co-op, and why she thinks you should join too.

By: Taylor McKinney 371 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Meet Trina Setah

ISC

Meet Trina Setah, Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator! In part one of this two-part series, Trina introduces herself, her backgound and discusses her own personal journey into this role at SFU. She also speaks about the role itself and what she enjoys most about working in the co-op program.  

By: Trina Setah 3424 reads | 0 comments
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SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator: Co-op for Aboriginal Students

Aboriginal

Trina Setah is Simon Fraser University's first ever Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator. In the second and final part of this two-part series, Trina talks co-op and employment for Aboriginal students at SFU, the benefits and challenges as well as how to get involved in SFU's reputable co-op program. 

By: Trina Setah 3045 reads | 0 comments
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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Career

The 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day at the SFU Burnaby campus was a huge success! Here is a recap of the event.

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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Series

"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

Literature

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

By: Christina Coolidge 4275 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Co-operative Education

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 3237 reads | 0 comments
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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

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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

Communication

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

By: Christina Coolidge 4923 reads | 0 comments
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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Inuit

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 5250 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Indigenous

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

By: Christina Coolidge 4927 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker

Indigenous Career

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 5121 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

Indigenous

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

By: Diane Luckow 4721 reads | 0 comments
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Early-Number Learning and Language Revitalization a Dynamite Combination

Indigenous

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 3744 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 Event

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 3770 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 3543 reads | 0 comments
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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

Health

“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 3683 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 3441 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 2432 reads | 0 comments
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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine

Indigenous

“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 3319 reads | 0 comments
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Native Basketball Festival at SFU is Coming May 2016

Indigenous

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 4741 reads | 0 comments