Tag Archives | First Nations

Hail to the Chief – Elaine Malloway chosen as next leader of Yakweakwioose

We have a chief in our midst at UFV. The next time you’re dropping by the Indigenous Student Centre on the Chilliwack campus, make sure you say hello to Chief Elaine Malloway as she performs her day-job duties as departmental assistant. She was recently chosen by her father, the highly esteemed Chief Frank Malloway (Siyemches), […]

UFV forges unique Aboriginal and academic partnership

Mark Point has been appointed Chair of the newly formed Indigenization Committee of Senate at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV). The prominent Sto:lo member, educator, and author has been involved with Indigenization of the curriculum and the culture of UFV since 2005. UFV Indigenous studies professor Wenona Victor has been named Vice-Chair and […]

Leading in the true spirit of reconciliation

Canada needs to move from “apology to action” according to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. The University of the Fraser Valley and like-minded educational institutions will be key leaders in this spirit of true reconciliation. Stó:lō Elder Siyamiateliyot translated reconciliation into Halq’emeylem, as “xwla yetotelo:met qas ye slilekwel” or working towards understanding and […]

UFV planning Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims program this summer

The University of the Fraser Valley will once again be offering a team-taught, four-week, intensive certificate program on Indigenous Maps, Films, Rights and Land Claims program in Chilliwack this summer. This intensive four-week, three-course, 12-credit certificate offers students the opportunity to learn a range of conceptual and practical skills that are of direct relevance to […]

Institutions discuss how to integrate First Nations’ values, culture

By Shawn Conner, Vancouver Sun In a forum that pulls together topics ranging from mandatory courses to traditional long-houses, Canadian educators and administrators are meeting this week to look at ways to better integrate First Nations values and culture into post-secondary institutions. The first of its kind, the gathering Monday and Tuesday at the University […]