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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 11017 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Camp Prepares Students for University

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 SFU Community Stories

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 10772 reads | 0 comments
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First of Traditional Languages Apps Ready for Testing in New Year

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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 10467 reads | 0 comments
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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

Partnership

“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.

By: Diane Luckow 12714 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 8717 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

 

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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 10104 reads | 0 comments
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Haida Artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle Canoe Finds New Home at SFU

Haida

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.

By: Diane Luckow 6831 reads | 0 comments
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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.

By: Diane Luckow 7881 reads | 0 comments
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EMBA Graduates to Blaze New Trails

Indigenous

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.

By: Diane Luckow 3403 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the Margins: Examining the Systemic Devaluing & Marginalization of Indigenous Women in Canada

Indigenous

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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Indigenous Literature Series: Lee Maracle

Literature

Read about Indigenous scholar and author, Lee Maracle's book, "I Am Woman".

By: Christina Coolidge 3029 reads | 0 comments
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John Howard Society - Hobden House

Criminology

Theresa did her co-op as a residence worker.  She shares about her learning experiences and her future goals.

By: Theresa John 9122 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette

Indigenous

Grace J.M.W. Ouellette's book, The Fourth World: An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Activism.

By: Christina Coolidge 8162 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose

Indigenous

A summary of Janice Acoose's trail blazing book, Iskwewak kah’Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princess Nor Easy Squaw.

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Student Success Story: Chris Macklin

Indigenous Co-op

I’ve always had a passion for helping people. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure how to apply this passion. 

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Environmental Consciousness and the Media

Climate Change

 

Environmental justice and climate change; taking a look at how we communicate about it and how we might change our worldview in an effort to stop the destruction of the planet.  

By: Christina Coolidge 2929 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Carmen van Soest

Indigenous Student Success Stories

"I hope to be someone that other Indigenous youth can look up to, and a person that others can count on in my everyday life. And hopefully I can get into Law school so I can help Indigenous peoples fight for their rights." 

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Student Success Story: Kayla Mitchell

Indigenous Career

"Just do it! If you get invested in your education you want to continue, and the rewards are extraordinary! Even when it is hard, you continue to do it. I’ve learned so much since starting, it’s phenomenal."

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Student Success Story: Tracy Ned

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"I will continue to encourage students out there to dream and that its okay to be scared but don’t’ let that fear hold you back."

By: Tracy Ned 13129 reads | 0 comments
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Files of Uncertainty #1

Diversity & Inclusion

FILES OF UNCERTAINTY #1: To Bear witness, the open musings of a Metis Student trying to understand her rage when Brian Bowman only half admitted his culture. 

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