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Why Volunteer in the Aboriginal Community?

Indigenous

Alissa volunteers because she want to receive experience relating to areas of her studies in Criminology and her to fulfill her passion to help First Nations communities. Each of these organizations allows her to engage with Urban Aboriginal people. Learn more about her experiences.

By: Alissa Derrick 4323 reads | 0 comments
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Bruce Dumont: How to Become a Métis Politician

Indigenous Stories

"We lived the Metis life as my father hunted and trapped when he wasn't
 working to keep the family fed. My mother tanned hides, did beautiful beadwork and made clothing and bedding. We danced to the fiddle and sang." 

By: Bruce Dumont 18032 reads | 0 comments
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[Indigenous Employer] Opportunities for Indigenous Youth: Canadian Forces

Indigenous Employers

Bold Eagle is a challenging yet rewarding opportunity that helps to develop valuable skills such as self-confidence, self-discipline, teamwork, time management, respect and fitness to list but a few.

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Indigenous Stories: Rudy Riemer/Yumk, SFU Department of First Nations Studies and Archaeology

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"I grew up in Squamish BC, learning from elders and knowledgeable community members about Squamish Nation culture.  Many of my fondest memories are walking to downtown with my grandpa, sitting at my grand uncles kitchen table and going up the river to fish. During these formative years I was always careful to listen to what they had to say." 

By: Rudy Riemer/Yumk 14728 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Bruce R. Dumont, Metis National Council Minister Responsible for Health

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"My father was Cree and French and my mother Cree and Scot with both parents fluent in the Cree language. I come from a family of ten. We lived in poverty as Road Allowance Metis around Sundre, Alberta, after my parents left the Metis Settlement of Kikino, Alberta in 1943 with 4 children in tow. 

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By: Bruce R. Dumont 19948 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Cynthia George Taha, Registered Nurse

Indigenous Journey Stories

"With the uncertainty and changes in healthcare systems for our people and a separate health authority plan that will marginalize our people, I decided to be where my skills and services will be most beneficial." How a girl from Wetsuweten Nation became a leader in the Nursing field. 

By: Cynthia George Taha 20310 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Audrey Tooshkenig, Elementary School Teacher

Series

"Having not graduated from high school, I feared academic inadequacies and had a lot of self doubt about attending post secondary. Fortunately, a dear friend basically took me to an Academic Adivisor to discuss my prospective plans. By the time I left that appointment I knew that I was on my way to my next phase."

By: Audrey Tooshkenig 19423 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: John Burrows, Professor of Law at the University of Minnesota & Author

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Time after time the talk would range through philosophy, geology, history, religion, political science and law. The ideas were usually big and they were generously mixed with
teasing, wild speculation, humour and tears.

By: John Burrows 32876 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: William Lindsay on Persistance

Indigenous Journey Stories

“Nothing in the world can take the place of Persistence”. Through my life’s experience I can certainly attest to the truthfulness of these words.I hope lessons for others can be found in them. Hence, “Press On” friends and make your own dreams a reality!

By: Wiiliam Lindsay 20510 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Brandon Gabriel, Professional Contemporary Visual Artist

Series

Brandon is a professional Contemporary Visual Artist based in Langley. He grew up in the Kwantlen Reserve and went on to study at Kwantlen University and attained his BFA from the Emily Carr University of Art and Design in 2006.

By: Brandon Gabriel 23738 reads | 0 comments
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My Eye-Opening Experience

Political Science

Even before the first month of my one year co-op contract with Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada (AANDC) was over, I knew that my co-op experience was going to be different from what I had ever suspected I was getting myself into.

By: Gregory O’Brien 3384 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Services & The Dance of Success

CSI Blog

My name is Mike & I'm originally from Little Black Bear’s Band in the Treaty #4 area. I am in my final year of a First Nations Studies degree. Our goal is to determine ways in which the Career Services team can better serve the indigenous student population.

By: Mike B 11932 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Peoples' Career Stories

CSI Blog

Listen to our Panel from various walks of life introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds, their education, the obstacles they have overcome. These Aboriginal representatives are here to answer tell their story and answer your questions.

 

By: SFU Career Services 22500 reads | 0 comments
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We’re All Actors: CSI Interviews First Nations Actor Justin Rain

Diversity & Inclusion

“Whenever there is an opportunity to share my experience with people, it usually doesn’t take much for me to jump on board,” states Justin Rain when I ask him about his experiences at a recent event co-hosted by Career Services and the Indigenous Student Centre.

By: David Lindskoog 18979 reads | 0 comments
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Pourquoi entrer au service de l’Agence du revenu du Canada?

Company/Organization Spotlight

L’Agence du revenu du Canada offre aux personnes motivées un milieu de travail stimulant, intéressant et diversifié qui vous aidera à perfectionner vos compétences et à faire progresser votre carrière. Si vous cherchez à acquérir une expérience de travail précieuse dans une organisation fédérale, placez l’ARC en tête de liste comme votre employeur de choix.

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Peeriodical: Olympic Sized Persistence Pays Off

CSI Blog

If there’s someone who knows about the terrifying journey that is the work search, it is Marissa Nahanee. She was a panellist at the Indigenous Peoples Career Stories event on March 3, 2011.  Marissa has worked on many world class events, including the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Torch relay and visits by Princes Charles and Edward. But Marissa’s job did not just happen to her – she had to work for it.

By: Dionne Liu 4992 reads | 0 comments
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Treaty Negotiations with INAC

Graduate Student

If you’d asked me back when I first joined the Co-op program, I wouldn’t have predicted that I’d be working for Indigenous and North Affairs Canada (INAC).

By: Ryan Schmidt 1124 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Mike, SFU Alumni

Alumni Spotlight

"I have no solid plans for the future and I love it...I know that every experience that I have had, every failed plan, was really an excellent mistake that gave me the skills I need to handle any situation that gets thrown my way in the future." 

By: Mike B 4510 reads | 0 comments
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Fraser Health Focuses On Increasing Aboriginal Employee Base

Company/Organization Spotlight

Join our organization to help narrow the health gap between Aboriginal and Non-Aboriginal patients and residents by providing a better cultural fit within Fraser Health.