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Student pens free guide for lawyers and Indigenous clients

   Thursday, July 26 2018

Lorna Fadden is using her expertise in linguistics to help Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

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Student pens free guide for lawyers and Indigenous clients

   Thursday, July 26 2018

Lorna Fadden is using her expertise in linguistics to help Indigenous people in the criminal justice system.

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Melody Markle

From orientation to graduation: Cplul’kw’ten and the circle of care

   Tuesday, July 24 2018

Melody Markle, Supervisor, Indigenous Student Development strives to develop holistic initiatives for Indigenous students.

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TRU’s Ombaashi hosts national gathering

   Friday, July 6 2018

More than 150 Indigenous and allied students from across Canada arrive at TRU next week for the National Gathering of Graduate Students.

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Engineering the future with software

   Wednesday, July 4 2018

TRU Engineering student Brian Burciaga is part of a new wave of students studying Software Engineering.

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Elder Mike Arnouse and Secwepemc territorial marker

Taking an Indigenous approach to the future

   Friday, June 22 2018

TRU's first National Indigenous Peoples Day celebration featured new staff and faculty being welcomed to the Secwepemc territory.

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Upcoming Events

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.