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Campus celebrates Indigenous culture

Campus celebrates Indigenous culture

Western continues to host its second annual Indigenous Awareness Week, March 7-13, in celebration of local Indigenous culture, art and scholarship. Led by Western’s Indigenous Services, part of Western’s Student Experience portfolio, the weeklong event celebrates the...

IS morphs into Louis Riel gathering place

IS morphs into Louis Riel gathering place

Indigenous Services at The Student Development Centre recently brought the Western community together in celebration of Metis Culture. Maddy Arkle, a second-year Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry student, Annette Sullivan, a Metis cook and genealogist, and...

Indigenous reporting seminar set

Indigenous reporting seminar set

Miles Kenyon of the Journalists for Human Rights will lead a workshop reporting on indigenous issues at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 20, in Somerville House, room 3315. Kenyon, manager of the Indigenous Reporters Program, will cover topics such as representation,...

Determined learners never done studying

Determined learners never done studying

Fifteen learners from a variety of educational institutions and agencies received Adult Learner Awards from the London Council for Adult Education earlier this month. Two Western students were among these award recipients. A third Western student received the SAGE...

Taking a leap toward healthy living

Taking a leap toward healthy living

With a goal of promoting exercise and recreation as a pathway to healthy living for local Indigenous youth, Western hosted its 10th annual Track and Field Day at Thompson Recreation Centre on Friday. Facilitated by...

Indigenous social network eyes economic opportunity

Indigenous social network eyes economic opportunity

Shyra Barberstock has created a social network that is all business. Barberstock, a fourth-year First Nations Studies and Health/Environmental Geography student, and her husband, Rye Barberstock, recently launched the Okwaho Network, a social-networking site dedicated...

Student uses elite program to reclaim past

Student uses elite program to reclaim past

While discovering her own story, Shyra Barberstock has helped others reclaim theirs. Last month, the fourth-year First Nations Studies and Health/Environmental Geography student returned from the Indigenous Women in Community Leadership program at the Coady...

World Café, lecture to focus on Indigenous students

World Café, lecture to focus on Indigenous students

Indigenous student success takes centre stage during two events this week. On Tuesday, a World Café will focus on what elements contribute to Indigenous graduate student success, and what the Western community can do to promote them. The event runs from 11 a.m.-4 p.m....

City of London celebrates Western’s Indigenous Services

With coordinator Candace Brunette at its helm, Western’s Indigenous Services has been named the recipient of the 2013 London Diversity, Race Relations and Inclusivity Award presented by the City of London. The award recognizes its longstanding Indigenous youth outreach programming.

Documentary chronicles threats to Indigenous health

Documentary chronicles threats to Indigenous health

London audiences will get an early look at a powerful new documentary by Western Indigenous Health researcher Chantelle Richmond and Emmy Award-winning Ojibway filmmaker James M. Fortier, in advance of a wider release this fall.

Several named Women of Excellence

There is a strong Western feel to this year’s YMCA of Western Ontario’s Women of Excellence award winners, announced Tuesday at London’s Central YMCA on Waterloo Street.

Western leads Indigenous Education Summit

Western leads Indigenous Education Summit

The Right Honourable Paul Martin, Canada’s 21st Prime Minister, will deliver the opening remarks at the Indigenous Education Summit, a two-day event (Oct. 4-5) at Queen’s Landing in Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.