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Art, poetry and other acts of self-preservation

   Thursday, May 31 2018

Tristen Wybou and Tess Gagnon met by chance and collaborated on an impactful piece that speaks to their experiences as Indigenous women.

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Art, poetry and other acts of self-preservation

   Thursday, May 31 2018

Tristen Wybou and Tess Gagnon met by chance and collaborated on an impactful piece that speaks to their experiences as Indigenous women.

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photo of Tina Matthew

Tsucwmins-t (we greet you), Tina Matthew

   Thursday, May 31 2018

Tina Matthew of Simpcw First Nation joined Aboriginal Education in March 2018 and is eager to support Indigenous students.

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Dr. Marianne Sadar

Six outstanding leaders celebrated with honorary degrees

   Thursday, May 24 2018

Innovative leaders in science, tourism, social work, nursing, theatre and law will address the graduates at Convocation this June.

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Aboriginal health and science camp promo 2017

Aboriginal youth camp receives $10K from Telus

   Friday, April 27 2018

Thanks to a significant gift from the telecommunications company, scrimping and saving won't be as much of an issue this year.

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TRU joins First Nation communities for trades program

   Monday, April 16 2018

TRU has received funding for an Indigenous carpentry program partnering with the Neskonlith Indian Band and the Tk'emlups te Secwepemc.

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Upcoming Events

National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration

  Date: June 21, 9:00am - 10:00am
  Location: Old Main

This gathering is to acknowledge first relationships and to provide a welcome to the unceded territory of Secwepemc, where TRU is located.


Free Secwepemc language classes

  Date: August 6, 9:00am - 10:00am
  Repeated Dates: Aug 8, Aug 13, Aug 15, Aug 10
  Location: BC Centre for Open Learning (BCCOL)

Learn basic Secwepemcstin such as introductions, greetings,spelling of words and more.


Annual Events

Aboriginal Awareness Week

A variety of activities take place every year in late February. Past events have included a fashion show, an elders luncheon, a bannock bake-off, and more.

Orientation

TRU Services for Indigenous Students hosts a variety of welcome events and activities for Indigenous students as classes get started in the fall.

Powwow

A traditional powwow takes place every year in late February or early March. It attracts people from near and far and of all ages for competitive and recreational performances.

Transitions to post-secondary day

High school students spend the day on campus to learn what TRU has to offer through workshops, activities, tours and interactions with faculty and staff.

High school science and health sciences camp

Students entering grades 8-10 stay overnight at TRU Residence during the summer, the do hands-on experiments, learn about traditional practices, go on field trips and meet faculty and students.