Funding – David Suzuki Fellowship program, Due: Feb 1, 2017

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The new David Suzuki Fellowship program will empower emerging scholars to tackle complex environmental problems. It will reduce financial barriers, provide mentorship and foster leadership and creativity so fellows can conduct research and engage and inform the public and policy-makers. One fellowship each will be available in Toronto, Montreal, and Vancouver. The Vancouver-based fellow will join the Foundation’s Science and Policy team and research innovative clean energy solutions and/or the economics of sustainable development.

Each fellowship is valued at $50,000 stipend plus up to $5,000 in travel and professional expenses.

For details about eligibility, program structure, and application process, please see

All questions should be directed to

Coyote Keyboard Workshop by Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald, Nov 4, 2015, 12-1:30 pm

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Coyote's Keyboard - Dr. Archibald

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald, Q’um Q’um Xiiem, is Sto:lo and St’at’imc, Associate Dean for Indigenous Education, NITEP Director, and Professor in Educational Studies. She will share her scholarly writing experiences and guidance that she received from Indigenous Elders, storytellers, and Tricksters such as Coyote about Indigenous stories. In this session, she and those who attend will have an opportunity to share their approaches, concerns, and successes about the ways that Indigenous stories can shape our writing so that we address the heart, mind, body, and spirit in our scholarship. Dr. Archibald is the author of “Indigenous Storywork: Educating the Heart, Mind, Body, and Spirit” published by UBC Press in 2008.

The Coyote’s Keyboard Writing Series emphasizes ways of presenting and writing Indigenous scholarship. All are welcome to attend these sessions.

Coyote’s Keyboard – Dr. Archibald

SAGE Writing Retreat — Jan 31-Feb 1, 9:30 am – 5 pm

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Dear SAGE Community,

SAGE is hosting another writing retreat on Sat-Sun, Jan 31- Feb 1, 2015 at the UBC First Nations Longhouse (1985 West Mall) from 9:30 am – 5:00 pm each day. This writing retreat is open to graduate students only and those who are engaged in Indigenous research.

Dr. Jo-ann Archibald will be the faculty mentor for this writing session. She will be available to meet with individuals who want to discuss their writing projects and/or research.

The purposes of this writing retreat are to provide dedicated time for writing, an opportunity to share ideas with others, and an opportunity to get feedback about writing questions. The writing project is participant’s choice.

The agenda includes:

January 31, 2015

9:30 – 10:00 am: Group discussion session. Share writing goals for the weekend

10:00 am – 12:00 noon: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions

12:00 – 1:00 pm: Lunch will be provided

1:00 – 5:00 pm. Individual writing time

Feb 1, 2015

9:30 am  – 12:30 pm: Individual writing time. Individuals may schedule time with Jo-ann to discuss writing questions

12:30 – 1:30 pm: Lunch will be provided

1:30 – 2:00 pm: Group discussion. Sharing writing achievements

2:00 – 5:00 pm: Individual writing time.

The SAGE writing retreat is free and refreshments and lunch will be provided each day. Participants may use their own lap top computer or use computers available in the Longhouse.

Registration is required. Please RSVP no later than January 23rd, for catering and preparation purposes:

If you register and cannot attend, send a note to at least 3 days before the retreat.

UNYA Mentorship and Kinnections Programs Seek Volunteers

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Urban Native Youth Association’s (UNYA) Mentorship and Kinnections Programs Seek Volunteers
UNYA is seeking volunteer mentors to engage in meaningful and supportive mentorships with Aboriginal youth, as part of its Mentorship and Kinnections programs. Volunteer mentors must be able to relate well to youth, pass a criminal record check, and commit to 2 to 4 hours per week for a minimum of 1 year. This is an excellent opportunity to gain volunteer experience working with youth.
To learn more about the Mentorship Program and how to apply, contact or click here.
To learn more about the Kinnections Program, contact or click here.  

Source: The Talking Stick: News and Information from the First Nations Longhouse, November 10, 2014