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Learning bundles a gift of Indigenous knowledge

Learning bundles a gift of Indigenous knowledge

Indigenous peoples affiliated with Western have created six teaching modules instructors can use to share Indigenous knowledge and worldviews in their classrooms. Called learning bundles – an homage to traditional Indigenous bundles that contain Indig …

Newsmakers: The Director

Newsmakers: The Director

Janice Forsyth Janice Forsyth is the new Director of First Nations Studies program in the Faculty of Social Science. As the program undergoes review and looks toward attaining department status, Forsyth is excited by the momentum and institutional support generated by...

Newsmakers: The Athlete

Newsmakers: The Athlete

Joy Spear Chief-Morris For Joy Spear Chief-Morris, track and field was an escape. The sport was a place to get away from the world, a place she sensed she belonged and, most of all, a place where she chased dreams she never thought possible. Earlier this year, she was...

Newsmakers: The Advocate

Newsmakers: The Advocate

Christy Bressette When Christy Bressette, BA’95 (Brescia), BEd’96, PhD’08, first stepped onto Western’s campus more than two decades ago, it was “an isolating experience.” Thankfully, this won’t be the case for an incoming student today. In the coming year, Bressette...

FNS, university efforts gaining momentum

FNS, university efforts gaining momentum

As she considers the future of Western’s First Nations Studies program, Janice Forsyth is most excited by the momentum and institutional support generated by the university’s Indigenous Strategic Plan. “The program has been around for more than a decade and is...

Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

An Anishinabe member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Christy Bressette, among the first Indigenous persons to receive a Western doctorate, will co-chair the university’s task force to implement its new Indigenous Strategic Plan.

Student finds self in First Nations language, arts

Student finds self in First Nations language, arts

For Frazer Sundown, learning the Oneida language and performing traditional powwow music has helped define his identity – and his plans for the future. A student in the First Nations Studies program at Western, Sundown is a member of the Turtle Clan of the Oneida...

Award aims to level funding support, playing field for female Mustangs

Award aims to level funding support, playing field for female Mustangs

Joy Spear Chief-Morris admits she can sometimes be a bit stubborn. And single minded. But those traits have served the elite athlete, and member of the Mustangs Track and Field team, well – in life and in sport. The fifth-year History and First Nations Studies student...

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...

Board takes ‘important step,’ OKs Indigenous plan

Board takes ‘important step,’ OKs Indigenous plan

Today, Candace Brunette is thinking of her great-grandmother who lived on a trap line. She is thinking of her grandmother who didn’t have the right to vote in Canada. She is thinking of her mother who had a Grade 10 education. And, as she looks back on challenges she...

For true reconciliation, all Canadians must join the conversation

For true reconciliation, all Canadians must join the conversation

It is easy for most Canadians to think of colonialism as long ago and far away. Indigenous Canadians, though, face the realities of colonialism every day. Now 140 years old, The Indian Act still controls almost every facet of life for Indigenous Canadians, effectively...

Newsmakers: The Director

Newsmakers: The Director

Janice Forsyth Janice Forsyth is the new Director of First Nations Studies program in the Faculty of Social Science. As the program undergoes review and looks toward attaining department status, Forsyth is excited by the momentum and institutional support generated by...

Newsmakers: The Athlete

Newsmakers: The Athlete

Joy Spear Chief-Morris For Joy Spear Chief-Morris, track and field was an escape. The sport was a place to get away from the world, a place she sensed she belonged and, most of all, a place where she chased dreams she never thought possible. Earlier this year, she was...

Newsmakers: The Advocate

Newsmakers: The Advocate

Christy Bressette When Christy Bressette, BA’95 (Brescia), BEd’96, PhD’08, first stepped onto Western’s campus more than two decades ago, it was “an isolating experience.” Thankfully, this won’t be the case for an incoming student today. In the coming year, Bressette...

FNS, university efforts gaining momentum

FNS, university efforts gaining momentum

As she considers the future of Western’s First Nations Studies program, Janice Forsyth is most excited by the momentum and institutional support generated by the university’s Indigenous Strategic Plan. “The program has been around for more than a decade and is...

Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

Alumna looks to end ‘isolation’ for others

An Anishinabe member of Kettle and Stony Point First Nation, Christy Bressette, among the first Indigenous persons to receive a Western doctorate, will co-chair the university’s task force to implement its new Indigenous Strategic Plan.

Student finds self in First Nations language, arts

Student finds self in First Nations language, arts

For Frazer Sundown, learning the Oneida language and performing traditional powwow music has helped define his identity – and his plans for the future. A student in the First Nations Studies program at Western, Sundown is a member of the Turtle Clan of the Oneida...

Award aims to level funding support, playing field for female Mustangs

Award aims to level funding support, playing field for female Mustangs

Joy Spear Chief-Morris admits she can sometimes be a bit stubborn. And single minded. But those traits have served the elite athlete, and member of the Mustangs Track and Field team, well – in life and in sport. The fifth-year History and First Nations Studies student...

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

Newsmakers: Western News looks back on 2016

How will we remember 2016? Probably through one or more of these faces. Western News presents its 7th annual Newsmakers issue, a celebration of those who contributed to our campus conversation in the last year. Join us in remembering the names and faces that...

Board takes ‘important step,’ OKs Indigenous plan

Board takes ‘important step,’ OKs Indigenous plan

Today, Candace Brunette is thinking of her great-grandmother who lived on a trap line. She is thinking of her grandmother who didn’t have the right to vote in Canada. She is thinking of her mother who had a Grade 10 education. And, as she looks back on challenges she...

For true reconciliation, all Canadians must join the conversation

For true reconciliation, all Canadians must join the conversation

It is easy for most Canadians to think of colonialism as long ago and far away. Indigenous Canadians, though, face the realities of colonialism every day. Now 140 years old, The Indian Act still controls almost every facet of life for Indigenous Canadians, effectively...