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Indigenous Student Cultural House

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

The Indigenous Student Centre has collaborated with Residence and Housing to pilot the Indigenous Student Cultural House (ISCH), a new living and learning community available SFU Residence (Burnaby Campus).

By: Indigenous Student Centre 4702 reads | 0 comments
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How Creating Space for Indigenous Students Benefits You and Me

Community Engagement

We must acknowledge autonomy for Indigenous Students in an academic setting, we are not in your classes to teach them, and we are not able to speak on behalf of every Indigenous community.

By: mattpro 676 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey Back to the Drum: My Heart Beat and My Soul

Indigenous teachings

When women return to the drum, this is when our nations begin to heal

By: Maddi G 544 reads | 0 comments
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My Ode to You

MMIW

An ode to the fallen and the stolen. 

By: Maddi G 531 reads | 0 comments
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Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls and Two Spirited: What You Should Know

Arts and Social Sciences

The Q&A you never knew you needed… but you do. Answering commonly asked questions around the epidemic of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls.  Here is one perspective using Indigenous pedagogy. 

By: Maddi Grier 496 reads | 0 comments
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Unsettling Reconciliation

Work-Study

Since the Truth and Reconciliation Committee convened in 2008, reconciliation has been an issue on many minds but what is reconciliation? Here, three community members explore some of the issues and realities behind reconciliation. 

By: Maddi Grier, Heather Jude and Athena Sfikas 711 reads | 0 comments
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We Deserve More

Indigenous

We deserve more and so do our Indigenous youth. The justification of our suffering needs to stop.

By: mattpro 910 reads | 0 comments
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Orange Shirt Day: Remembering the Horrors of Residential Schools

Indigenous Volunteer Stories

Three SFU students reflect on their experience as volunteers at the City of Surrey's commemoration of Orange Shirt Day.

By: Joyti Gill, Raman Jawanda, and Maha Rashid 1636 reads | 0 comments
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Walk This Path With Us

Indigenous

The Simon Fraser University Aboriginal Reconciliation Council invites you to witness as we present our calls to action for reconciliation to SFU President Andrew Petter.

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[Indigenous Employer] ICBC

Indigenous Co-op

Interested in a career with a company who values your identity and culture?  A company who’s committed to a diverse workforce, while offering unique opportunities and professional growth.  A company who supports and encourages employees from a shared background and culture to help drive understanding, empathy and change.  If so, ICBC may be right for you.

By: OLC Admin 9741 reads | 0 comments
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Work at One of the Big Four Accounting Firms: PwC

Co-operative Education

Ever wondered what it would be like working for one of the big four accounting firms? Cameron shares his insight into working for PwC and their Audit and Assurance division, including key responsibilities and advice to help you succeed!

By: Cameron Axenty 6186 reads | 0 comments
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The Unconventional Job Hunt: Creating Your Own Co-op Opportunities

Co-operative Education

In five years at SFU, engineering physics undergrad Scott Beaupré landed three co-op job positions and four research projects without ever dropping off a résumé. Find out how! 

By: Taylor McKinney 10459 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Indigenous Day: Celebrating Knowledge and Culture

Indigenous Employers

On September 28th, the First Nations Student Association (FNSA) hosted the third annual SFU Indigenous Day. An event that brings together students, faculty, artists and community members to celebrate Indigenous culture. 

By: Taylor McKinney 3208 reads | 0 comments
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My Journey of Indigeneity (From a Non-Indigenous Perspective)

Co-op

In this blog, I take you through my personal life story from immigrating to Canada, working and living in a rural First Nations community, to finding a sense of belonging and a second identity, which has forever changed the way I will view the world.

By: Richard Han 18434 reads | 0 comments
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Invest in the Unexpected: Why You Should Join Co-op and Share Your Story with the OLC

Co-operative Education

Taylor joined SFU’s Aboriginal Co-op Coordinator, Trina Setah, as a Work-Study student to help promote co-op to SFU’s Indigenous community. Read about Taylor’s personal experience with co-op, and why she thinks you should join too.

By: Taylor McKinney 11349 reads | 0 comments
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Event Recap: SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Co-op

The 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day at the SFU Burnaby campus was a huge success! Here is a recap of the event.

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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Deborah L. Smith

Career Exploration

"The road has been a long one and filled with many stops and starts. I would say never be afraid of having to do things over and over again because failure is not weakness or "bad". It's a way to know how to move forward." 

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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

Indigenous

Read about "Tsawalk: A Nuu-chah-nulth Worldview" by E. Richard Atleo

By: Christina Coolidge 12647 reads | 0 comments
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The Marathon of the Service Desk: A First Nations Health Authority Co-op Experience

Co-op

Do you enjoy working with computers? Do you find the idea of solving puzzles to be exhilarating? Do you want to help people get introduced to the world of computers? If so, perhaps a Service Desk Analyst will be a perfect fit for you. Follow SIAT student, Michael Sandrin, in his first occupational adventure: working as a Service Desk Analyst for the First Nations Health Authority (FNHA). 

By: Michael Sandrin 11246 reads | 0 comments
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Come Witness the Annual Indigenous Success Stories Event

Indigenous Career Stories

SFU First Nations Student Association (FNSA) invites you to come and witness this annual event. Indigenous storytellers will share their journeys of success, expressing the adversity and perseverance faced along the way. Don't miss this chance to engage in the SFU Indigenous community as well as those closely connected to SFU!

By: Chris McCluskie 17838 reads | 0 comments
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SFU's Indigenous Graduate Entrance Scholarship

Indigenous

The Aboriginal Entrance Scholarship is definitely worth all its cracked up to be.

By: Christina Coolidge 13888 reads | 0 comments
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Why Attend the March for Murdered and Missing Indigenous Women

Indigenous Community Stories

The Annual Women's Memorial March is on February 14th. This is why I attend and why you should too. 

By: Christina Coolidge 17462 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker

Indigenous

My professor explained, learn the things you don't know, don't waste your time learning what you already know and don't waste time reinventing the wheel.

By: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker 12903 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

Indigenous

The Faculty of Education has just hired the first professor to be recruited under SFU’s Aboriginal Faculty Recruitment Plan.

By: Diane Luckow 12011 reads | 0 comments