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Indigneous Peoples Career Stories

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

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.

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Idle No More: An Example of the Power of Social Media

Indigenous

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 13865 reads | 0 comments
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The Bladerunner Story

Indigenous

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

RCMP

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.

By: Beverly PITAWANAKWAT 17132 reads | 0 comments
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WELCOME TO INDIGENOUS SFU!

Indigenous

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!

By: Lforsythe 6115 reads | 0 comments
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Fractured Land: The Story of Our Nation at a Crossroads.

Indigenous

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 9695 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 3133 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteering in the Aboriginal Community

Indigenous

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 4033 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.

By: volunteer 5952 reads | 0 comments
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Pre-medical Symposium

Indigenous

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 3623 reads | 0 comments
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LYNX: Aboriginal Student Career & Employment Program

Indigenous Career Resources

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.

By: admin 7048 reads | 0 comments
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Decolonization Workshop Series

Indigenous

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

Indigenous Stories

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 10447 reads | 0 comments
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Citizenship, Business and First Nations: Finding a Way Forward

Business

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.

By: Lforsythe 4886 reads | 0 comments
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First Nations Student Association at SFU Orienatation

FNSA

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 8262 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

Indigenous

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 4141 reads | 0 comments
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You're Invited: The Lynx Luncheon

Indigenous Event

If you are interested in learning about the career opportunities that could await you after graduation from SFU Career services, Co-op, and Lynx Aboriginal Student Career and employment program then you're invited to the Lynx Luncheon.

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JobFest 2012: Rock Your Future

Indigenous

"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

Indigenous

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"

Round Lake Treatment Centre

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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SFU Indigenous Summit

Indigenous

Have you heard of SFU's Indigenous Summit? Also known as the Indigenous Academa project, the collection is the result of a partnership between SFU’s Indigenous Student Centre (ISC), the Bennett Library. 

 

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SFU Engages in Aboriginal Youth

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

In working with SFU Undergrad Alissa Derrick the cultural coordinator of the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, SFU hosted Aboriginal youth enrolled in the Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre Summer Day Camp Program for a day of fun activities with cultural teachings.

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Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre

Indigenous Stories

The Vancouver Aboriginal Friendship Centre, a non for profit charitable organization, has been meeting the needs of aboriginal people making a transition to the urban Vancouver community since its doors opened in 1963. Read about one 17 year-olds summer experience.

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