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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

CUYSTWI

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 11661 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 4526 reads | 0 comments
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Voices from Turtle Island

Turtle Island

Join Voices from Turtle Island from February 27th to March 1st, 2014. Spend the weekend celebrating written words from Turtle Island with a gathering of First Nations writers, critics, scholars, performers and anyone who enjoys Indigenous Literatures.

By: Natalie Knight 17125 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Graduate Program Support

Graduate School

The Office for Aboriginal People at Simon Fraser University has created a new website to help Aboriginal students navigate the programing, funding and support available to them here at SFU

By: Laura Forsythe 20836 reads | 0 comments
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SFPIRG: Truth-Telling and Decolonization

Indigenous

The Simon Fraser Public Interest Research Group is a student-funded and student-directed resource centre dedicated to social and environmental justice. SFPIRG is founded on a set of values that have been developed by students who care about social and environmental justice, and include a commitment to the work of ending all forms of oppression.

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Indian Ernie: Perspectives on Policing and Leadership FNSA Aboriginal Criminology Series

Indigenous

The FNSA Aboriginal Criminology Series Perspectives on Leadership and Policing is on January 28th at SFU Harbour Centre. Join them to hear from Sgt. Ernie Louttit. After 27 years with the Saskatoon Police Service, he is retiring and publishing his memoirs.

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Ojibwa Business Owner, Theresa Contois

Indigenous

Theresa Contois is a Coast Salish business owner. She took possession of Marmalady catering company November 1st and is in the process opening a café in January. Here is an interview touching on various aspects of her business experience.

By: Christina Coolidge 14477 reads | 0 comments
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Applying for Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies

While applying for graduate school I had absolutely no clue what to do. I assumed that everyone knew what they are doing except me so I found myself feeling inadequate. I started to doubt my abilities and second-guessing my decision to pursue a degree. However, after a little research I realized that it isn’t so difficult after all.

By: Christina Coolidge 5108 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Success: Marissa McIntyre

Indigenous Community Stories

Marissa McIntyre grew up in Cloverdale, BC. She is currently a second year student here at SFU with a double major in First Nations Studies and Psychology.

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Haida/Kwakwakw’wakw Artist and Business Owner, Nalaga

Business

Haida/Kwakwakw’wakw artist, Nalaga O'Brien's inspiring journey as she starts her own company and finds her life's purpose.

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Anti-Fracking Protests

Indigenous

I write this in the aftermath of the explosive media wave that happened on Thursday October 17th, where I sat glued to my computer in shock at what was taking place across the country with my brothers and sisters. This peaceful blockade, set up as an example of unwavering Indigenous determination to protect our traditional territories and way of life, was under attack. My entire world was shattering, and I didn’t know what to do about it.

By: TsatiaA 10918 reads | 0 comments
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Metis Nation of British Columbia Annual General Meeting

Indigenous Community Stories

On the 28th of September 2013, myself, Laura Forsythe and Loryn Blower all attended the Metis Nation of British Columbia Annual General Meeting in Richmond BC. It was a beautiful venue, small and intimate for the important proceedings and cultural connections that were taking place within.

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An Education

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

I have discovered that learning from others, is the greatest way to avoid making mistakes; and listening to others with the intention to truly understand, is the greatest way to gain a real education; after all… “An education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he/she learned in school” (Albert Einstein).

By: Christina Coolidge 7843 reads | 0 comments
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What Does it Take to be an Aboriginal Inclusive Employer?

Indigenous

"I think that in many ways, there is still so much confusion surrounding Aboriginal people and culture. I know many people are often afraid of doing or saying something offensive, so instead of asking questions and being open, they shut down and stay away." Christina shares how employers can be more inclusive for Aboriginal recruits.

By: Christina Coolidge 6556 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Success in the Workplace

Indigenous

There are cultural differences between us that can often be misunderstood and affect our success in our chosen profession. An article in the Globe and Mail, entitled, 5 Tips for Women in the Workplace, gave a few excellent pieces of advice for those of us moving onto a career.

By: Christina Coolidge 9713 reads | 0 comments
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The 3-Minute Co-op Competition: Day Two

BC Cancer Genome Sciences Centre

On October 7th and 8th WIL hosted SFU's first Three Minute Co-op Competition. 31 students presented on their Co-op experience, competing for cash prizes. Read a recap of the final 15 presenters.

By: Elizabeth Moffat 13356 reads | 0 comments
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Hello SFU !

First Nations Student Association

Hi. I wanted to introduce myself, as I'm a new contributor to the Indigenous Online Learning Community, and I wanted to tell a little bit about myself. Looking forward to becoming a part of the community.

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Aboriginal Inclusion Network Luncheon

Indigenous Employers

The CEO & President of the Aboriginal Human Resource Council, Kelly J Lendsay will be speaking to Indigenous students about how the Aboriginal Inclusion network can help you find the right job, the right employer and build a career path that feeds your passion and emphasizes your talent.

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Walk the Talk

Environment

"The earth does not need us as we need her. I am grateful for this life and that I have the opportunity to stand with my brothers and sisters." Christina found 50 ways to help the planet for future generations.

By: Christina Cooldige 6720 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Success Story: Alissa Derrick

Indigenous

Alissa Derrick is from the Wet’suwet’en Nation located in Moircetown, British Columbia. She is currently in her last year here at SFU, working towards a double minor in Criminology and First Nation Studies.

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Aboriginal Advancement with UA Local 170

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

As an Indigenous Student Ambassador Christina was asked to show two potential donors around campus. Joe Shayler representing UA Local 170 and John Mutton, President and CEO of Municipal Solutions were interested in supporting SFU's Indigenous students.

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SFU First Nations Student Association 2012-2013: A Year in Review

Indigenous

Have you ever asked yourself "Who are the FNSA and what exactly do they do here on campus?" Here is a year in review to enable you to gain a better understanding of this student run organization and what they do here at SFU.

By: Laura Forsythe 14104 reads | 0 comments