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Indigenous 101: Culture lost and found (part one)

Indigenous 101: Culture lost and found (part one)

We all have those moments or days when we wonder who we are and where our families came from. It usually means talking to mom or dad and asking questions about the family tree and history: What was your grandmother like? When did our ancestors arrive in North America? What do you think it was like in the old country?

April 11, 2019

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part three)

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part three)

In the final part of our conversation on myths and stereotypes surrounding Indigenous people and culture, college Elder Delores Cardinal and Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor Elliott Young discuss Halloween costumes, the significance of tobacco, and more.

March 1, 2019

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part two)

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part two)

In the spirit of miyo-wîcihitowin, we gathered together college Elder Delores Cardinal, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor Elliott Young, and student Thomas McKercher so they could provide their thoughts and feelings on a variety of myths and stereotypes surrounding Indigenous people and culture. In Part One of our conversation, we discussed taxes, how Indigenous people are addressed, and more. This time around, we talk about sacred objects, powwows, tribes, and Indigenous vegetarians.

February 19, 2019

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part one)

Indigenous 101: Exploring myths and stereotypes (part one)

Despite recent efforts at reconciliation and de-colonization in Canada, there are still a lot of myths, stereotypes, and misunderstandings when it comes to Indigenous peoples. As is so often the case, asking some honest questions and having a conversation can shed some light. Knowledge is power, so we gathered together some of our Indigenous team to have a powerful chat. College Elder Delores Cardinal, Indigenous Community Engagement Advisor Elliott Young, and student Thomas McKercher provided their thoughts and feelings on a variety of challenging ideas.

February 8, 2019

Indigenous 101: Language is the key to our culture

Indigenous 101: Language is the key to our culture

Language plays a key role in Indigenous culture. Due to colonialism, many Indigenous languages across Canada were in constant danger of disappearing forever, since they were prohibited or forbidden for generations.

February 6, 2019

The facts are in: Inclusion = a better life

The facts are in: Inclusion = a better life

In 2015, NorQuest College’s Building a Better Life project began with a conversation and led to the school’s largest-ever research initiative. The results are in, proving that inclusion works and that social programs and activities many take for granted are critical for marginalized people to reach life goals.

January 7, 2019

Educated and integrated: a Canadian trend of success

Educated and integrated: a Canadian trend of success

Did you know that Canada has one of the highest post-secondary graduation rates in the economically developed world? Armed with that knowledge, it is completely safe to assume that this is a big reason why the Canadian economy is one of the most robust on the planet.

June 11, 2018

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