Nation: Ojibway & Cree
Favourite Food: Teriyaki beef on rice
Best Teaching from an Elder: Life comes in stages, take your time in each
Nation: Peepeekisis Cree Nation and mixed settler
Studies: Bachelor of Business Administration and Minor in Indigenous Studies
Favourite Food: Chocolate 🍫
Best Teaching from an Elder: Be grateful for your elders. Give the people you love your full attention. They won’t be around forever but you have them today.
Position: [Acting] Social Media Coordinator
Nation: Dechı Laot’ı Tłı̨chǫ & Bisaya
Studies: Biomedical Physiology
Favourite Food: My mom’s moose stew
Best Teaching from an Elder: Choose to surround yourself with kind and supportive people. Take care of each other as you learn and grow together.
Position: Events Coordinator
Best Teaching from an Elder:
Position: Graduate Student Representative
Favourite Food: Tacos
Best Teaching from an Elder: Always embrace your inner child because you should have fun and smile each and every day. It’s ok to make mistakes. I’m 80 and still make mistakes every day. The important thing is to learn.
Position: [Acting] First Year Representative, [Acting] SFSS Council Representative
Nation: St̓át̓imc Nation
Studies: Joint Major in Archaeology and Indigenous Studies
Favourite Food: ‘Neeps and ‘Rotts (mashed rutabaga and carrots)
Best Teaching from an Elder: Seven Grandfather Teachings.
Positions: Indigenous Community and External Affairs, Special Events Coordinator
Nation: Cree-Métis-German, Peepeekisis Cree Nation
Studies: Public Policy and Resource and Environmental Management
Favourite Food: Blueberries
Best Teaching from an Elder: gwan den
Position: Indigenous University and Academic Affairs
Studies: Indigenous Studies
Favourite Food: Seaweed and fish eggs on rice
Best Teaching from an Elder: How to harvest our traditional foods. Also when feeling lost or ungrounded go to a cedar tree and hug it or sit under it and reconnect.
Tiara A Cash
Nation: Chahta & Black American
Studies: PhD student in Social Psychology
Favourite Food: Mac n Cheese
Best Teaching from an Elder: That land was our first teacher. It understands who we are and what we feel without words.
[Acting] means this position wasn’t gained through official election process, and instead was appointed at a General Membership Meeting.
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