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Indigenous Career Journey: Dr. Peter Eppinga

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I am currently taking a Masters Degree in Health Science at the School of Population and Public Health at UBC. I have gained a tremendous amount of knowledge on evidence based medicine, medical biostatistics, clinical epidemiology and public health.

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The Indigenous Job Market

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Did you know that persons of aboriginal descent represent the youngest and fastest-growing segment of Canada’s population and they are currently underused in BC’s labour market? According to WorkBC, the aboriginal working-age population is expected to grow by more than 40 per cent by 2017.

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Indigenous Peoples Career Stories: Employer Networking

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Learn about some of the employers and Indigenous student recruiters you can network with at the Indigenous Peoples Career Stores event.

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Indigenous Stories: Gerald Bent, Aboriginal Correctional Programs Officer

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Gerald was born in Lytton, BC. He is a Status Aboriginal man and is a member of the Lytton First Nation. He shares the career journey that led him to becoming an Aboriginal Correctional Program Officer, making a difference in the lives of Aboriginal youth.

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Indigneous Peoples Career Stories

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Career Services is hosting its annual Indigenous Peoples Career Stories event on February 21st, 2013 which brings opportunites and experiences directly to SFU's Indigneous students.

By: Christina Coolidge 21874 reads | 0 comments
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Idle No More: An Example of the Power of Social Media

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The Idle No More movement has gained strength in numbers and momentum primarily through Facebook, Twitter and Youtube. By sharing ideas, goals, and opinions we have begun to destabilize those institutions to which we are vulnerable.

By: Christina Coolidge 20070 reads | 0 comments
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The Bladerunner Story

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Since it began in 1994, thousands of at-risk youth from across BC have successfully participated in BladeRunners. Learn more about the program and success stories through the program.

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Indigenous Bio: CST Beverly PITAWANAKWAT

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Beverly PITAWANAKWAT, an RCMP constable with the First Nations Policing Unit for the community of Chehalis, she shares her career story, and offers advice and requirements for Aboriginal youth hoping to join the RCMP.

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WELCOME TO INDIGENOUS SFU!

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Building a sense of community within the Indigenous students at SFU through the help of Indigenous Students is our aim with this online community.  Welcome!

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Fractured Land: The Story of Our Nation at a Crossroads.

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Our journey making the film has taken us to places of largely unseen beauty - from Caleb's traditional territories, where he’s fished and hunted moose his whole life, to Maori lands in New Zealand, where he sought to learn how Indigenous law could be blended with the current legal system in order to protect our sacred ecosystems

By: Fiona Rayher 18282 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Participate in a Research Project: Why do Aboriginal Students Stay or Leave University?

Indigenous Career Stories

The main goal of the research project is to identify the key factors that help and hinder students completing their programs at Simon Fraser University. This project aims to understand student experiences at SFU though one-on one interviews. 
To find out more... 

By: Michelle Pidgeon 3720 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering in the Aboriginal Community

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Have you ever been curious about volunteering in the Aboriginal Community or with Aboriginal Youths? If you have, you may have found it difficult to find these types of opportunities. In this blog post, I hope to give you a few resources to help ease the difficulty of finding such a specific opportunity.

By: Alexandra Lowe 4670 reads | 0 comments
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FREE jobpostings: Aboriginal Issue

Indigenous Career Resources

Aboriginal inclusion in the workplace is a crucial part of the overall discussion that is taking place around diversity and inclusion in the current Canadian jobs scene. At Jobpostings, we commend those companies that support workplaces where everyone— especially those within the Aboriginal community—can be their authentic selves.

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Pre-medical Symposium

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Are you a non-traditional student who is considering medicine? If so, we would like to invite you to attend our symposium.

By: Kristen Sokalski 4140 reads | 0 comments
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LYNX: Aboriginal Student Career & Employment Program

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The LYNX Aboriginal Student Career & Employment Program provides an opportunity for Aboriginal Students from various universities in Western Canada to connect directly with potential employers.

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Decolonization Workshop Series

Indigenous Event

SFPIRG is offering a series of Decolonization Workshops this fall: Decolonization 101, Beyond Residential Schools, Resistance and Resiliance in BC and Matrilinealism  The workshops are open for anyone who is interested. 

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Indigenous Career Story: Corey Dekker, Aboriginal Affairs, CEAA

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Everyone wanted to know what others were planning to do with their education. I remember one classmate’s mother asking me: “what sort of job are you going pursue with a degree in Political Science?" Every Liberal Arts student has confronted this question, and most – if anything like myself – have struggled to answer it. 

By: Corey Dekker 18358 reads | 0 comments
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Citizenship, Business and First Nations: Finding a Way Forward

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Net Impact as part of their mission statement as emerging business leaders is to make a positive environmental, social and economic impact in the Vancouver community by advocating responsible and sustainable business practices.

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First Nations Student Association at SFU Orienatation

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The First Nations Student Association was part of the Orientation for the first time ever in the history of SFU this year a great step in the right direction for not only the FNSA but the SFU Orientation program as well.

By: Laura Forsythe 15072 reads | 0 comments
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UNBC to Lead National Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network in Western Canada

Indigenous Community Stories

The University of Northern British Columbia is partnering with the National Association of Friendship Centres (NAFC), government ministries, and regional research centres across Canada to develop the Urban Aboriginal Knowledge Network (UAKN) and research the policies and issues that affect Canada’s city-dwelling aboriginal population.

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Coast Salish Singing

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Karen went to the Coast Salish singing workshop for several reasons. First she was aboriginal, new to SFU and thought it would be fun. Also she would be able to meet some other aboriginal students. Find out more about Coast Salish Singing...

By: Karen Johnson, Lytton First Nation 4746 reads | 0 comments
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JobFest 2012: Rock Your Future

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"Aboriginal youth and Indigenous students are part of a key target group for the JobFest project, with the goal being to get them excited about and engaged with their futures."

MLA Patrick Bell 
Minister of Jobs, Tourism and Innovation
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Assembly of First Nations A Call to Action

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Investing in First Nations is not only a benefit to the social, cultural and economic well-being of First Nations communities, it is also a long-term and sustainable stimulus plan for Canada’s economy. Statistics Canada has predicted that Canada will face a labour shortage by 2017 as baby boomers retire and there are fewer workers to replace them.

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[Indigenous Employer] Round Lake Treatment Centre: "Where Culture is Treatment"

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Round Lake Treatment Centre is funded by the Governments of Canada and British Columbia through grants provided by First Nations & Inuit Health Branch and Interior Health Authority. Round Lake provides residential addictions treatment for persons in recovery. Find out how to become part of thier team.

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