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Indigenous Literature Series: E. Richard Atleo

Indigenous Community Stories

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

By: Christina Coolidge 17973 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.

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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 22887 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Lee Maracle

Indigenous

Read about Indigenous scholar and author, Lee Maracle's book, "I Am Woman".

By: Christina Coolidge 6831 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Grace J. M. W. Ouellette

Literature

Grace J.M.W. Ouellette's book, The Fourth World: An Indigenous Perspective on Feminism and Aboriginal Women's Activism.

By: Christina Coolidge 11149 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Literature Series: Janice Acoose

Indigenous

A summary of Janice Acoose's trail blazing book, Iskwewak kah’Ki Yaw Ni Wahkomakanak: Neither Indian Princess Nor Easy Squaw.

By: Christina Coolidge 7819 reads | 0 comments
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Environmental Consciousness and the Media

Climate Change

 

Environmental justice and climate change; taking a look at how we communicate about it and how we might change our worldview in an effort to stop the destruction of the planet.  

By: Christina Coolidge 5132 reads | 0 comments
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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Three]: Kinder Morgan

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the third post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Four]: Implications

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the fourth post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part One]: Timeline

Indigenous

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the first post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative [Part Two]: Friends and Allies

Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she discusses the creation of the Sacred Trust Initiative (STI), with the purpose of stopping the Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion.  This is the second post of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation and the Sacred Trust Initiative Series.

By: Christina Coolidge 10278 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Four]: Language Revitalization

Indigenous Language Series

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the fourth post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 14458 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Three]: Language Maintenance

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the third post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 13909 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women the Keepers of Language [Part Two]: Language Loss

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the second post of the four part series.

By: Christina Coolidge 14246 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Women [Part 1]: The Keepers of Language

Indigenous

Christina Coolidge is an Indigenous Program researcher with Career Services at SFU.  In this four-part series she shares how Indigenous women are the keepers of language and discusses various issues and topics around language in the Indigenous community.  This is the first of the four part series.

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Celebrating Education with the Nisga'a

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

I had the pleasure of attending Nisga’a Ts’amiks graduation ceremony on Saturday, May 31, 2014 and to meet SFU’s new director of the Indigenous Student Centre.

By: Christina Coolidge 10767 reads | 0 comments
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Sensitive Topics: White Privilege

Diversity & Inclusion

Acknowledging that white privilege exists is the first step to equality and justice for all.

By: Christina Coolidge 14027 reads | 0 comments
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Thank You, Bus Driver!

Life Experience

As students, many, if not most of us, are dependent on public transit to help us make our way to and from campus. Some of us spend more time on the bus then with our own families.  

By: Christina Coolidge 7832 reads | 0 comments
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Real Women

Indigenous

What is a real woman? Christina discusses the phrase, 'Real Women', and its damaging effects on women.

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Ojibwa Business Owner, Theresa Contois

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Theresa Contois is a Coast Salish business owner. She took possession of Marmalady catering company November 1st and is in the process opening a café in January. Here is an interview touching on various aspects of her business experience.

By: Christina Coolidge 19629 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer for Aboriginal Not-For-Profits in Vancouver

Community Volunteer Connections

Volunteering is an excellent resource for gaining job experience, exploring career options and giving back to the community. As Indigenous students we may want to volunteer for organizations that support the betterment of Aboriginal communities, which is why I've compiled a list here.

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Applying for Graduate Studies

Indigenous

While applying for graduate school I had absolutely no clue what to do. I assumed that everyone knew what they are doing except me so I found myself feeling inadequate. I started to doubt my abilities and second-guessing my decision to pursue a degree. However, after a little research I realized that it isn’t so difficult after all.

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Haida/Kwakwakw’wakw Artist and Business Owner, Nalaga

Business

Haida/Kwakwakw’wakw artist, Nalaga O'Brien's inspiring journey as she starts her own company and finds her life's purpose.

By: Christina Coolidge 17966 reads | 0 comments
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What Does it Take to be an Aboriginal Inclusive Employer?

Employees

"I think that in many ways, there is still so much confusion surrounding Aboriginal people and culture. I know many people are often afraid of doing or saying something offensive, so instead of asking questions and being open, they shut down and stay away." Christina shares how employers can be more inclusive for Aboriginal recruits.

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An Education

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

I have discovered that learning from others, is the greatest way to avoid making mistakes; and listening to others with the intention to truly understand, is the greatest way to gain a real education; after all… “An education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he/she learned in school” (Albert Einstein).

By: Christina Coolidge 10974 reads | 0 comments
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5 Tips for Success in the Workplace

Indigenous Career

There are cultural differences between us that can often be misunderstood and affect our success in our chosen profession. An article in the Globe and Mail, entitled, 5 Tips for Women in the Workplace, gave a few excellent pieces of advice for those of us moving onto a career.

By: Christina Coolidge 13729 reads | 0 comments
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Walk the Talk

Idle No More

"The earth does not need us as we need her. I am grateful for this life and that I have the opportunity to stand with my brothers and sisters." Christina found 50 ways to help the planet for future generations.

By: Christina Cooldige 15331 reads | 0 comments
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Aboriginal Advancement with UA Local 170

Indigenous

As an Indigenous Student Ambassador Christina was asked to show two potential donors around campus. Joe Shayler representing UA Local 170 and John Mutton, President and CEO of Municipal Solutions were interested in supporting SFU's Indigenous students.

By: Christina Coolidge 8960 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.

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A Walk to Remember

Indigenous

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.

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What Did You Do This Summer?

Indigenous

Welcome back everyone…how was your summer?

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Aboriginal Student for a Day Event

Indigenous

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 8290 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 18299 reads | 0 comments
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Volunteer For Reconciliation Week

Indigenous Volunteer Stories

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 8388 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.

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But For the Grace of God, Go I

Indigenous Community Stories

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.

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First Nation Education Act: Due to Pass September, 2014

Indigenous Community Stories

The First Nation Education Act is due to be passes September, 2014. It may not be all that its cracked up to be. 

By: Christina Coolidge 26982 reads | 0 comments
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Randy Jack Q & A

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

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.

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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.

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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 9382 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 21270 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 19339 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.

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My Mother's Daughter

Indigenous Community Stories

As I watched my Mother walk across the stage accepting handshakes and hugs along with her degree, I started to wonder how well we really ever know a person. My Mom, now a University graduate, has been so many different things in my life, but how well do I really know this woman?

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Q & A With a Metis Graduate

Indigenous

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.

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Recruiting and Retaining Aboriginal Employees

An article in the Globe and Mail written by Gillian Livingston and published on April 10, 2013 outlines 10 ways to get more Aboriginal people into the workplace.

By: Christina Coolidge 10247 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part Two

Indigenous Career Resources

As an SFU student, there are many services to actively prepare for a career after graduation. Indigenous students have all of the career services available to them that any other student has; however, they also have Aboriginal resources as well.

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Indigenous Student Transitions: Part One

Scholarships

Indigenous students transitioning to post-secondary often face unique challenge, which is why it's important to learn about all the community resources and scholarships avalible to Indigenous students at SFU.

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Aboriginal Employment Equity

Indigenous

Searching for a career can be an intimidating prospect. Looking for work requires self-confidence and faith in ones abilities, as well as skin thick enough to handle rejection. Add in fear of discrimination and it can be debilitating. This is why educating oneself about Canada’s Employment Equity Act is so important.

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Encouraging Our Youth

Indigenous Community Stories

Christina shares her experience in leading a group of Aboriginal high-school students through a tour of SFU, where they discussed the troubling statistics of Aboriginal student drop-out rates and the potential for their future.

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Indigenous People's Career Stories 2013

Indigenous Career

On February 21st, the Indigenous People’s Career Stories event took place at the Diamond Alumni Centre. This was my first year attending the event and I was pleasantly surprised.

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Grammi's Medicine Wheel

Indigenous Community Stories

This is dedicated to my Grandmother, Marge Mackie. She has the strongest spirit of anyone I know…and I’m just like her…

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Journey Through SFU's Online Community

Indigenous Career

Take a journey through SFU's online learning community, explore some of the Indigenous student features offered, and create a satisfying future.

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Indigenous Peoples Career Stories: Employer Networking

Indigenous

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

By: Christina Coolidge 21966 reads | 0 comments
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Indigneous Peoples Career Stories

Indigenous

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 26238 reads | 0 comments
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Idle No More: An Example of the Power of Social Media

Civic Engagement

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 24330 reads | 0 comments