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Empowerment Mindset: Motivating Indigenous Self-reliance

Indigenous

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.

By: Laura Forsythe 18245 reads | 0 comments
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To Vote Or Not To Vote: Three Debates

voting

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 12665 reads | 0 comments
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A Walk to Remember

Indigenous Community Stories

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.

By: Christina Coolidge 13599 reads | 0 comments
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What Did You Do This Summer?

Indigenous

Welcome back everyone…how was your summer?

By: Christina Coolidge 3891 reads | 0 comments
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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 5870 reads | 0 comments
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Cody Caruso First Nations Health Authority

FNHA

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. 

By: Laura Forsythe 13360 reads | 0 comments
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A Tribe Called Red

Indigenous

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 10682 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer For Reconciliation Week

Indigenous

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 5355 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 10666 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 19941 reads | 1 comments
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The Work Study Program

work-study program

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. 

By: Laura Forsythe 15275 reads | 0 comments
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Randy Jack Q & A

Indigenous

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 12578 reads | 0 comments
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The Indigenous Student Ambassador Program

campus involvement

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.

 

By: Laura Forsythe 14431 reads | 0 comments
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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.

By: Christina Coolidge 7225 reads | 0 comments
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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 6422 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.

By: Laura Forsythe 10225 reads | 0 comments
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What is Academic Advising?

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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.

 

By: Laura Forsythe 12195 reads | 0 comments
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An Elders Teachings on Being a Student

Indigenous

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

By: Christina Coolidge 12326 reads | 0 comments
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Q & A with Princess Temple

Indigenous

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 11166 reads | 0 comments
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Our History is Your History

Indigenous Community Stories

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 15158 reads | 0 comments
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Q & A With a Metis Graduate

Indigenous Community Stories

Sandy Coolidge is over 50, a mother of three, and now a graduate of NVIT's social work program. She shares her experiences as a Metis woman and student.

By: Christina Coolidge 5621 reads | 0 comments
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FNSA: Aboriginal Criminology Series

Criminology

Fourth year student, Alissa Derrick worked with the FNSA to present an Aboriginal Criminolgy series, based on the Rethinking Justice conference presented by the Pacific and Business Law Institute. Read about how she organized the event and what she hopes it will achieve.

By: Alissa Derrick 16736 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Idle No More

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Although the Idle No More movement may appear to have disappeared from national media coverage it is still active in many communities including that of Simon Fraser University. On Monday, April 8th SFU students, alumni, faculty and staff came together to hold an Idle No More rally at the Burnaby campus.

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Angela Semple’s Career Story

Work Search

Angela writes about coming to SFU, the Indigenous connections she found, and how her job search found her back in the New Student Enrollment and Transition department.

By: Angela Semple 16524 reads | 0 comments