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Upcoming Opportunities

LE,NONET Bursary applications now available!

LE,NONET bursaries are intended to supplement existing financial resources for Indigenous (First Nations Status/ Non-status, Inuit and Metis) undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in fulltime studies.

For more information, download a graduate or undergraduate application, or contact Cara Barter at .

LE,NONET Graduate Seminar Applications Now Available!

Are you an Indigenous graduate student looking for an Indigenous methodology and community engagement course? This seminar will offer students an opportunity to explore important themes and issues related to Indigenous research methods and community engagement. Topics to be covered include developing Indigenous research designs, decolonizing the academy, doing research “at home,” and connecting research to projects of self-determination.

The Graduate Seminar will be offered in both Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 semesters. For more information, download a poster or contact the LE,NONET Academic Coordinator at . Interested students can download an application form.

LE,NONET Preparation Seminar Applications Now Available!

Are you an Indigenous undergraduate student looking for an Indigenous Studies course or an elective? This seminar will introduce Indigenous students to knowledge and skills necessary for working with campus-based academic researchers, or with Indigenous communities and organizations, through a Research Apprenticeship (IS 320) or Community Internship (IS 321). Topics to be covered will include Indigenous and Western research methodologies, skills for working in and with communities, lateral violence and cultural safety, and résumé and cover letter writing.

The Preparation Seminar will be offered in both Fall 2015 and Winter 2016 semesters. For more information, download a poster or contact the LE,NONET Academic Coordinator at . Interested students can download an application form.

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Territory and acknowledgements

UVic is situated on the territory of the Coast and Straits Salish people. The university sits on the site of an old Lekwungen village. If you look around, you will see the remnants of an old Garry Oak Ecosystem indicating the presence of camas fields on this land. 

Welcome to the ancestral land of the Lekwungen family group, Checkonien and Sungayka village ('snow patches'). This area was known for camas harvesting, trading and cultural and spiritual practices. It was home to the Checkonien family group including Chee-al-thuc whose longhouse was in what is now known as Cadboro Bay. The beach at low tide was one place the ancestors played qoqwialls ('lacrosse')—Cheryl Bryce, Songhees Nation.

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