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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Co-op

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

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

Literature

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

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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

School of Interactive Arts & Technology (SIAT)

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). 

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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

First Nations

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

Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship

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

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Why Apply to Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada

Metis

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. 

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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Memorial March

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

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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 1376 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

faculty

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

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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.

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Summer Camp Prepares Students for University

preparation

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

SFU News

The Burnaby campus community was treated to the sights, sounds and tastes of Indigenous culture during the second annual SFU Indigenous Day in September.

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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.

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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

“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

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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.

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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.

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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine

Indigenous Event

“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 SFU Community Stories

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

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Haida Artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle Canoe Finds New Home at SFU

Indigenous

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.

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SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy”

Indigenous Event

More than 120 guests attended the first SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy,” at SFU’s downtown campus last March.

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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.

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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.

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Beyond the Margins: Examining the Systemic Devaluing & Marginalization of Indigenous Women in Canada

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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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