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FASS students and faculty featured in annual Office for Aboriginal Peoples Newsletter

February 21, 2018
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The annual Office for Aboriginal Peoples newsletter was published on February 14th and featured many great stories on FASS faculty and students. 

While Cree is one of the most prevalent Indigenous languages in Canada, only about 80, 000 peopel report Cree as their mother tongue, according to Statistics Canada. Joelle Majeau, a Cree/MĂ©tis second-year First Nations Studies student says taking Cree language courses through the department of Linguistics left her feeling inspired to overcome the challenges of learning a new language. Read more...

Working though a collection of written archives and audio interviews for First Nations Studies professor Deanna Reder's project, The People and the Text, graduate students Treena Chambers and Rachel Taylor spent ten days in Germany last spring researching the Canadian Indigenous Literature archive of German scholar Harmut Luts. Read more...

Students taking Criminology professor Brenda Morrison’s courses quickly discover that much of the teaching occurs in a talking circle. The circle is a traditional Indigenous symbol, and the talking circle is a practice that represents how Aboriginal peoples view the natural world, and what we can learn from it. Read more...

Billie Joe Rogers, an Ojibwe member of the Aamjiwnaang First Nation in Ontario, devoted five years to completing her SFU PhD thesis in Psychology, which evaluated a B.C. provincial program to support Indigenous youth living with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD) and involved in the juvenile justice system. Read more...

In January 2018, SFU introduced a new Interim Aboriginal University Preparation Program (IAUPP) that prepares Indigenous students to succeed in pursuing undergraduate studies in the academic program of their choice at SFU. Read more...