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SFU Indigenous Day Shares Culture with Community

Indigenous

The Burnaby campus community was treated to the sights, sounds and tastes of Indigenous culture during the second annual SFU Indigenous Day in September.

By: Diane Luckow 12392 reads | 0 comments
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Haida Artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle Canoe Finds New Home at SFU

Loo Taas

Haida artist Bill Reid’s Black Eagle canoe is a symbol of knowledge, community and cultural regeneration, so its installation at SFU’s Burnaby campus is a fitting tribute to the University’s 50th Anniversary.

By: Diane Luckow 12657 reads | 0 comments
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2015 Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships Awarded to Valerie Bob

Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship

At 58, Valerie Bob has had a long career in social services and education after earning a BA in social work and an MA in First Peoples’ education. Now, with the help of a Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship, she’s embarking on a PhD program that combines her interests in native language renewal and ceremonial music.

By: Diane Luckow 15828 reads | 0 comments
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Summer Camp Prepares Students for University

summer camp

Anika Robertson says the SFU Aboriginal camp exceeded her expectations and inspired her to aim for university.

By: Allen Tung 12115 reads | 0 comments
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Research Chair to Lead Heart Health Research for First Nations Peoples

Research

“I am very excited by the opportunity to focus on prevention of cardiovascular disease and to improve heart health and well-being among First Nations in British Columbia.” Jeffrey Reading

By: Diane Luckow 12352 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Faculty Members to Increase

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

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

By: Diane Luckow 15374 reads | 0 comments
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Beyond the Margins: Examining the Systemic Devaluing & Marginalization of Indigenous Women in Canada

Diversity & Inclusion

This is a paper written by an Indigenous young male of Ojibway and Dene ancestry who wants to raise awareness on the plaguing social issue of murdered and missing Indigenous women.

I dedicate this paper to all Indigenous women that remain missing or who have been murdered.

By: Pascal Paskittles Erasmus 14217 reads | 0 comments
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SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy”

Indigenous Event

More than 120 guests attended the first SFU/UBC Indigenous Graduate Symposium, “Indigenizing the Academy,” at SFU’s downtown campus last March.

By: Diane Luckow 8828 reads | 0 comments
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MA Student Seeks to Address Métis Mental Health Issues

Indigenous Research Institute

Monique Auger, a proud Métis woman from Vancouver Island, thinks there is. She is using her Graduate Aboriginal Scholarship to pursue a master of science, in the Faculty of Health Sciences, to explore this issue.

By: Diane Luckow 10876 reads | 0 comments
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Math Catcher and Its Founder Capture National Attention

Indigenous

Veselin Jungic, founder of SFU’s Math Catcher Program—Mathematics through Aboriginal storytelling—was honoured earlier this year when the Society for Teaching and Learning in Higher Education (STLHE) selected him as a 3M National Teaching Fellow.

By: Diane Luckow 9761 reads | 0 comments
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Early-Number Learning and Language Revitalization a Dynamite Combination

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SFU mathematics education professor Nathalie Sinclair has been working with the Ojibwe and Nuu-chah-nulth First Nations to translate her early-numbers mathematics app into their languages.

By: Diane Luckow 13142 reads | 0 comments
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EMBA Graduates to Blaze New Trails

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

SFU's EMBA The program’s second cohort began in September 2015 with 30 students, five of whom are not Aboriginal. Learn more about the graduates and the program.

By: Diane Luckow 5588 reads | 0 comments
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Native Basketball Festival at SFU is Coming May 2016

Indigenous

More than 20 Aboriginal basketball teams from around B.C. and Alberta are expected to turn out for the second Native Basketball Tournament/Festival at SFU’s Burnaby campus on May 20-22, 2016

By: Diane Luckow 11923 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories: Marlana “Kaneratenhawi” Thompson-Baker

Series

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 17155 reads | 0 comments
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Beedie Hosts Phil Fontaine

Indigenous Event

“There is a notion that Aboriginal peoples are anti-development, when in fact we are very pro-development – but it must be responsible development,” said Fontaine

 

By: Diane Luckow 10541 reads | 0 comments
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First of Traditional Languages Apps Ready for Testing in New Year

Indigenous

Marianne Ignace has an ambitious plan. Within the next five years, she hopes to have developed language-learning apps for speakers and learners of some 12 First Nations languages in B.C. and Yukon.

By: Diane Luckow 12446 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Chris Macklin

Health Sciences

I’ve always had a passion for helping people. For the longest time, I wasn’t sure how to apply this passion. 

By: Chris Macklin 6362 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Carmen van Soest

Arts and Social Sciences

"I hope to be someone that other Indigenous youth can look up to, and a person that others can count on in my everyday life. And hopefully I can get into Law school so I can help Indigenous peoples fight for their rights." 

By: Carmen van Soest 9950 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Tracy Ned

Indigenous

"I will continue to encourage students out there to dream and that its okay to be scared but don’t’ let that fear hold you back."

By: Tracy Ned 16946 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Kayla Mitchell

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"Just do it! If you get invested in your education you want to continue, and the rewards are extraordinary! Even when it is hard, you continue to do it. I’ve learned so much since starting, it’s phenomenal."

By: Kayla Mitchell 14457 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Trina Setah

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

"In all of my years, I worked to be well known, respected and network with many people.  Those networks proved to be worth-while as I worked my way up the ladder.  It pays to make good connections that has strategically helped me out when I needed them." 

By: Trina Setah 11900 reads | 0 comments
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Files of Uncertainty #1

Diversity & Inclusion

FILES OF UNCERTAINTY #1: To Bear witness, the open musings of a Metis Student trying to understand her rage when Brian Bowman only half admitted his culture. 

By: Lforsythe 6291 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Malcom Key

Indigenous

I currently hold a diploma from College; however, I have just enrolled into University to acquire a degree. My mom received her Master’s at 52 and so I’m now 48 and it’s my turn to go back to school!

By: Malcom Key 3817 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts 2nd Annual SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous

 Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity. All at SFU for one day and you're invited! 

By: Lforsythe 8128 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Sheryl Thompson

Indigenous

"My big picture goal is to work in policy to strengthen the health and well being of Aboriginal Peoples by working to combine Aboriginal children, families, communities and health into a single concept that is so interconnected that they can not be teased apart to be treated as independent entities."

By: Sheryl Thompson 16865 reads | 0 comments
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Student Success Story: Karen Johnson

Alumni Spotlight

My proudest moment was being the first of a class of 12 from NEC to graduate at SFU. There are so many obstacles one must crawl over to get a degree especially being an older student.

By: Karen Johnson 16074 reads | 0 comments
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Barry Vickers: Indigenous Journey Story

Indigenous

University, many people once told me, is the best time of your life. Yes, there is something to be said about being broke and stressed out with deadlines and exams.

By: Barry Vickers 5750 reads | 0 comments
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Betsy Turtle Bruyere: Indigenous Career Journey Story

Indigenous

This is my Story and I’m sticking to it...

By: Betsy Turtle Bruyere 8845 reads | 0 comments
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Graduate Aboriginal Scholarships attract diverse scholars

Indigenous New Media

The successful applicants for the 2014 Graduate Aboriginal Entrance Scholarships were Jordan Abel and Christina Coolidge. They are exploring different aspects of Aboriginal storytelling.

By: SFU News Diane Luckow 6829 reads | 0 comments
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Deborah Jeffery: Indigenous Career Journey Story

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

“I always return to the words of Indigenous scholar, Eber Hampton, that we need to design an education system ‘worthy of our ancestors and our children,’”

By: Jennifer White 16972 reads | 0 comments
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Michelle Corfield: Indigenous Career Journey Story

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

Work hard nothing in life is easy, be honest to yourself and others and maintain your principles and values. 

By: Michelle Corfield 21303 reads | 0 comments
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Eldon Yellowhorn; Archaeologist collaborates with Piikani Nation

Indigenous SFU Community Stories

Yellowhorn, an SFU professor of archaeology, has some of the answers how his ancestors adapted to farming and homesteading in the late 1800s.

By: Diane Luckow 9109 reads | 0 comments
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Researchers continue to unlock mysteries of ancient clam gardens

Indigenous

Researchers found that Aboriginal peoples cultivated clams in handmade, rock-walled beach terraces known as clam gardens.

By: SFU News Diane Luckow 6181 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Indigenous Student Centre News 2014-2015

Indigenous

The ISC offers an indigenous, culturally respectful, relevant, responsible, and reciprocal learning environment at SFU for what is happening at the centre lately...

By: SFU News Supplement 6369 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation to Indigenous Peoples Career Stories 2015

Indigenous Peoples Career Stories

Listen to our Indigenous Peoples Career Stories panel from various walks of life introduce themselves and discuss their backgrounds, their education, the obstacles they have overcome, and their career path.

By: Laura Forsythe 9168 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute SFU; David Gaertner

Indigenous Research Institute

Here in his own words "How a White Guy got His Start in Indigenous Studies".

By: David Gaertner 10562 reads | 0 comments
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Adrian Starblanket

Indigenous Journey Stories

Adrian Starblanket shares his life story that takes him from Foster Care to homelessness to 4 recording albums and University.

By: Adrian Starblanket 8511 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Strategic Plan [Part 2]: What has SFU done lately?

Series

Indigenizing SFU's 2013-2014 year in review. How well has the Univeristy done to implement the 10 pillars and what is exactly has been done?

By: Laura Forsythe 8753 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories; David Neel Jeweler and Artist

Indigenous Career Stories

I always wanted to be an artist, coming from a family of artists that was the only thing I was ever interested in.

By: Laura Forsythe 8979 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey Stories; Wayne D. Garnons-Williams, BA, LLB, MPA

Indigenous

Garwill Law founder Wayne Garnons-Williams describes how he came to be inspired to practice law, and adds advice on how to hang out your own shingle.

By: Wayne D. Garnons-Williams 11566 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute SFU; John R Welch

Indigenous

 

The Indigenous Research Institute  promotes research in areas related to Indigenous peoples read about on of its Researchers and his work.


By: John R Welch 6854 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Research Institute; Marena Brinkhurst

Indigenous Research Institute

Read about Indigenous Research Institutes scholar Marena Brinkhurst and her work in Interdisciplinary and intercultural approaches to community-based land-use planning.

By: Marena Brinkhurst 7073 reads | 0 comments
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SFU Aboriginal Stategic Plan [Part 1]: What is it?

Series

Do you know how SFU decides how to Indigenize the University?

 

By: Laura Forsythe 7470 reads | 0 comments
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Invitation: FNSA Hosts SFU Indigenous Day

Indigenous Event

I invite each of you to come and witness the first SFU Indigenous Day.  Performers, artists and educators come from across Canada to share their knowledge expressing their cultural diversity.

By: Laura Forsythe 21144 reads | 0 comments
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SFU First Nations Student Association 2013-2014: A Year in Review

Indigenous Event

Ever wondered who is the SFU FNSA and what they actually do on campus? Read the FNSA year in review 2013-2014 to find out the events you might have missed this year.

By: Laura Forsythe 5689 reads | 0 comments
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The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia

NCCABC

The Native Courtworker and Counselling Association of British Columbia (NCCABC) provides culturally appropriate services to aboriginal people and communities consistent with their needs. 

By: Lforsythe 33971 reads | 0 comments
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FNSA Indigenous Feminism Series: Dr. Sarah Hunt Sex Workers and Self Determination

OLC Blog

Dr. Sarah Hunt As an ally to sex workers, Sarah seeks to strengthen relationships between Indigenous sex workers and other members of Indigenous communities in order to confront the stigma and criminalization which contributes to increased violence. 

By: Laura Forsythe 27226 reads | 0 comments
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Kelvin Redvers; Award-Winning Aboriginal Filmmaker and Television Producer

Alumni Spotlight

I believe my desire to help bring understanding between First Nations people and the rest of the world is what drives both my educational and work career; it keeps pushing me to learn and try new things, and onto all kinds of different windy roads.

By: Kelvin Redvers 16722 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Career Journey: Dr. Peter Eppinga

Indigenous

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.

By: Dr. Peter Eppinga 27411 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Stories: Gerald Bent, Aboriginal Correctional Programs Officer

Indigenous Career Journey Stories

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.

By: Gerald Bent 16585 reads | 0 comments
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Indigenous Bio: CST Beverly PITAWANAKWAT

Indigenous

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 32003 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 8796 reads | 0 comments
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Fractured Land: The Story of Our Nation at a Crossroads.

Indigenous Community Stories

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 21667 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 7520 reads | 0 comments
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Why Volunteer in the Community at Large?

Vancouver Aquarium

Laura looks into the top 10 reasons for Volunteering and explores why she chose to volunteer with the Vancouver Aquarium's Marine Mammal Rescue Center. Read more about what she discovered... 

By: Lforsythe 7051 reads | 0 comments