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Walk the Talk

Idle No More

"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 12944 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Success Story: Alissa Derrick

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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

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.

By: Christina Coolidge 6861 reads | 0 comments
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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.

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Empowerment Mindset: Motivating Indigenous Self-reliance

Personal Development

The First Nations Student Association is hosting an evening with best-selling author Calvin Helin on October 24th at Harbour Center. Attendance is free and open to the public.

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To Vote Or Not To Vote: Three Debates

Indigenous

I love thoughtful and passionate debate. Especially about things that are important to me and those around me. I consider myself a Canadian citizen and because of that, I practice my right to vote. I posed the question of the Indigenous vote and was met with several interesting and thought-provoking debates regarding the subject.

By: Christina Cooldige 13754 reads | 0 comments
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A Walk to Remember

Indigenous

I admit I had some misgivings about the Truth and Reconciliation events happening in Vancouver this week. There are so many layers to unravel and so many systems involved that I couldn’t decide where I belong. I took some time to reflect on what the purposes of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are, as well as who I am, in order to make a decision on whether or not to participate.

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What Did You Do This Summer?

Indigenous

Welcome back everyone…how was your summer?

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Aboriginal Student for a Day Event

RTSC

The RSTC Aboriginal Student for a Day event will strive to match secondary students with SFU students that they can “shadow” for a half day of studies. Volunteers and “shadows” will be matched based upon their academic and vocational interests and aspirations.

By: Christina Coolidge 6589 reads | 0 comments
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Cody Caruso First Nations Health Authority

Indigenous

Have you considered a career in Health Sciences? Here is some advice from recent graduate Cody Caruso on his journey to employment in the First Nations Health Authority. 

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A Tribe Called Red

Indigenous Community Stories

The group, A Tribe Called Red combines traditional powwow music and electronica, to create a unique sound made of both, the spiritual element of drum and voice, as well as the more culturally mainstream sound of electronica.

By: Christina Coolidge 16385 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer For Reconciliation Week

Indigenous Volunteer Stories

Reconciliation Canada is calling on volunteers who are willing to donate their time and energy to Reconciliation Week 2013, September 16-22.

By: Christina Coolidge 6136 reads | 0 comments
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Aboriginal Appropriation

Indigenous

In present day Western civilization, simply taking a walk down a busy street and paying attention is enough to grasp the magnitude of the promotional society in which we live.

By: Christina Coolidge 17277 reads | 0 comments
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But For the Grace of God, Go I

Indigenous

A response to a column featured on page A6 of the Province newspaper on July 31st, entitled First Nations need to quit blaming the past, written by Naomi Lakritz.

By: Christina Coolidge 29215 reads | 1 comments
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The Work Study Program

Indigenous Career Resources

Are you a student with financial need looking for the opportunity to participate in research-based projects on campus?  If so, we encourage you to consider SFU’s Work-Study Program. 

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Randy Jack Q & A

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Randy Jack is from the Cheslatta Carrier Nation. He is now an outreach worker with the Vancouver Recovery Club.Here is a series of question and answers to learn more about his education and career experiences.

By: Christina Coolidge 17468 reads | 0 comments
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The Indigenous Student Ambassador Program

Indigenous

FNSA Board member, Angela Semple has lead the implementation of the Indigenous Student Ambassador program, helping to highlight important Indigenous resources to potential SFU students and part of the Indigenous Recruitment Team.

 

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Aboriginal People with Degrees in Education

Indigenous

Education is the top field of study amongst First Nation people. Provided are resources for those pursuing a degree in education.

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Honouring Feast at SFU

Indigenous

This year’s First Nations, Inuit, Metis Graduate Honouring Feast, that took place at the Diamond Alumni Centre on June 12, 2013 was a beautiful gathering that was quite impactful for me.

By: Christina Coolidge 7184 reads | 0 comments
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7 Reasons Why You Should to Talk to Your Professors and TAs

Personal Development

SFU academic advisors share seven reasons why they recommend all their students talk to their professors and teaching assistants - outside of lecture halls and tutorial rooms.

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What is Academic Advising?

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Academic Advisors assist you in formulating a successful academic program that helps you translate your goals, interests, and life plans into an effective educational and SFU experience. Academic Advisors also help you understand and navigate academic program/course requirements, polices, and procedures and refer you to resources/services on campus.

 

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An Elders Teachings on Being a Student

Indigenous Community Stories

Saahiilthit (Gerry) Oleman, an elder of the Stl’atl’imx Nation shares his teachings with Aboriginal students about education.

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Q & A with Princess Temple

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Mary Temple will be continuing her degree at SFU in the fall. Read about her experiences growing up in northern BC and where her education has taken her thus far.

By: Christina Coolidge 17366 reads | 0 comments
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Our History is Your History

Diversity & Inclusion

June is Aboriginal History month. It is an opportunity to share, not only the troubling reality behind the Aboriginal/Canadian relationship, but to understand the impactful and important contributions to Canadian society by the Indigenous cultures of this country.

By: Christina Coolidge 21533 reads | 0 comments