2018-2019 Year in Review:
ASA hires a student peer position who works with the team annually. For the 2018/19 session, Chelsea Gladstone worked with Aboriginal Student Affairs as a Student Peer and was the facilitator of the Indigenous Leadership Collective. Chelsea is a member of the Haida Nation, studying in the faculty of Arts with a double major in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Gender, Race, Sexuality, and Social Justice. Chelsea graduates in May 2019.
Some of the highlights for the 2018/19 school year include:
Student potlucks, movie nights, participating in Day of the Longboat, attending workshops at the UBC Medicine Garden, hosting a Bake Sale for the Wet’suwet’en legal fund, participating in the Women’s Memorial March, as well as being involved with other advocacy events in the Vancouver region.
2017-2018 Year in Review
Myia Antone worked with Aboriginal Student Affairs as a Student Peer and worked with other students to create the foundation of the Indigenous Leadership Collective. Myia Antone is a member of the Squamish Nation and studied a major in Geography with a minor in First nations and Indigenous studies. Myia will be graduating in May 2019.
Some of the highlights for the 2017/18 school year include:
Student potlucks, attending the Indigenous medicine making workshops at the UBC farm, watching the film ‘Indian Horse’ at the Vancouver International Film Festival, visiting a sweat lodge, attending the Women’s Memorial March, supporting the Burnaby Mountain protest against the Kinder Morgan pipeline, creating an episode for Indigenous students through CiTR Radio Stations, Unceded Airwaves program (listen to it here). Myia also held regular wellness meetings that followed holistic teachings from the medicine wheel.