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Part 4- Struggles lead to successes

Hope has not been lost… Thus far, readers of this project may think that it has been a very negative outlook on the life of indigenous university students. Despite all these historical challenges, indigenous people have been taking huge strides in surpassing their dark past. Indigenous students have more support than ever. Families and communities […]

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Part 3- Difficult Pursuits of Education

Looking back… Indigenous people have faced many cultural challenges that have had drastic impacts on cultural identities and communities. These conflicts and trials have had a domino effect on many generations. Previously mentioned were the residential schools and the sixties scoop, which caused a lot of negative affects on indigenous communities. For generations indigenous children […]

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Part 2- Historical Challenges & Personal Successes

A dark history… The Canadian government implemented residential schools starting in 1870. The last one was shut down in 1996. The schools aimed to assimilate indigenous children into Canadian society through the use of English and religious lessons. These schools had a drastic and devastating effects on indigenous people that lasted for generations: his has […]

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Part 1- TRU’s Role in Indigenization

INTRODUCTION The indigenous student community at Thompson Rivers University (TRU) may be highly underestimated and may not be fully understood. The goal of this project is to illuminate the potential of this part of the student body. The audience of this project will learn a variety information about students, support staff and elders, the role […]