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A Sober Year

Indigenous

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 602 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 632 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

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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. 

By: Laura Forsythe 1300 reads | 0 comments
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Sensitive Topics: White Privilege

Indigenous Community Stories

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

By: Christina Coolidge 777 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.

By: Tysun Tallman 548 reads | 0 comments
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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

FNSA

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 1797 reads | 0 comments
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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

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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

SFU Alumni

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 1012 reads | 0 comments
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CRA Student Ambassador Blog

Workplace Success

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 2475 reads | 0 comments
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Twitter Tuesdays #OLCchat: Indigenous Peoples Career Journey Stories

Career Services

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.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 595 reads | 0 comments
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Working with SFPIRG

Indigenous

Tsatia Adzich recently became a board memeber for SFPIRG, the Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group. She shares how it's opened up a new community for her, and how they relate to her work with Indigenous communities.

By: TsatiaA 735 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Indigenous Peoples Career Stories 2014

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Listen to our Indigenous Peoples Career Stories panel from various walks of life introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds, their education, the obstacles they have overcome, and their career path.

By: Laura Forsythe 3839 reads | 0 comments
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Captain Michael F. Harris: Indigenous Journey Story

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

“Our Native Bows and Arrows today, are now Education, being clean of Alcohol and Drugs, Respect for Self and all Creator gives us, Non-Racist attitudes, Good hard work in attitude and job at hand, Love and Caring for Mother Earth and all Beings, through God Our Creator. Aho." - Michael F. Harris

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Michelle Martinson: Indigenous Journey Story

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Despite dealing with the challenges of being a full time mom, I did manage to do some upgrading and a few courses while my kids were little. In 2014, I intend to run for president of the British Columbia Nurses Union

By: Michelle Martinson 1730 reads | 0 comments
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Jodie-Lynn Waddilove: Indigenous Journey Story

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Maclean's Magazine named Jodie-Lynn as "One of Canada’s Top 100 Under 30 to watch in the new millennium.” Her career as a lawyer has been nothing but inspirational.

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Steve Sxwithul’txw : Indigenous Journey Story

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"Finding my path to success is a cliché. It’s what you are willing to do to sacrifice to get ahead and make a life to which you feel proud of. That is why I continue chasing the dream of being happy and fulfilled.” - Steve Sxwithul’txw

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CUYSTWI Rant Video Contest

Indigenous

Are you an Aboriginal youth between the ages of 16 and 24? Do you have something on your mind you want to share? Learn more about the CUYSTWI and how you can enter.

By: Tysun Tallman 1039 reads | 0 comments
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First Nations Student Association: Meet Some of the Board

Indigenous

Hear some of the backgrounds and aspirations of the First Nations Student Association board members. A showcase of the diversity within the student led organization here at SFU. 

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Real Women

Indigenous

What is a real woman? Christina discusses the phrase, 'Real Women', and its damaging effects on women.

By: Christina Coolidge 1076 reads | 0 comments