FIRST NATIONS ACCESS

The First Nations/Aboriginal Access coordinator provides support for students of aboriginal ancestry, both status, non-status, and Metis. Services and support for students are offered in the Aboriginal Resource Centre, Chilliwack campus, Room D136. For more information, see Aboriginal Resource Centre section below, or call 604-702-2615.

Student Services educational support

Refer to the Student Services section of this calendar for information and contact numbers for the following services:

Solh Shxwll
Aboriginal Resource Centre

(Officially opened November 8, 2000)

Welcome to traditional St:l territory. Within these traditional lands exist 24 bands. The aboriginal students from these and other territories are an important part of the UCFV student population.

The Aboriginal Resource Centre provides a doorway to aboriginal students who intend to study at UCFV. The First Nations Access coordinator works from the Aboriginal Resource Centre, as does the centre coordinator, student monitors, and student volunteers. The centre is open from Monday to Friday, from 10 am to 2 pm.

Cultural activities are open to all students and include circle meetings, Elders gatherings, St:l-oriented workshops, and other events both on and off campus.

Services

The centre:

Call the Aboriginal Resource Centre at 604-702-2615:

Aboriginal Access Coordinator: Shirley Hardman (As of August 15, 2002)

Aboriginal Resource Centre Coordinator: Sandy Tait, Academic diploma (UCFV), Theatre Arts diploma (UCFV), Foundation Film Program certificate (Vancouver Film School)

Chair, Aboriginal Education Working Group: Wendy Burton, BA (UVic), MA (Queens), EdD (Toronto)


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