What drew you to our program (Indigenous Studies)?
Being Indigenous, I wanted to continue to be involved in the learning of my cultures. Through Indigenous Studies at UofT, I have been able to continue to learn about Indigenous peoples in an academic and community setting. I find it rare to be part of a nice and welcoming community within a university setting.
Which course has been your favourite?
My favourite Indigenous Studies course has been INS261H (Contemporary Challenges Facing Indigenous Communities) taught by Professor Brenda Wastasecoot. I really love [Professor] Brenda and appreciate how much we are able talk and discuss in her course. In bigger courses, you do not get as much of an opportunity to do that so I really love getting to do that here.
How has the city of Toronto helped shape your experience at the CIS?
The contrast from northern alberta is quite siginficant. I appreciate that people are open and want to talk about their indigenity here. UofT has also given me so many resources and support.
What are your career aspirations?
I would like to work for non-for-profits in the future.
In what ways are you involved with Indigenous Studies at UofT?
Other than being a student, I have been trying to attend as many events as I can. Last year, I attended a couple of online events during education week as well as the beading workshop. I like to study and hang out at First Nations House as well.
What would you say to a prospective student interested in our program?
If you are looking for a place that has community, connection and support, definitely come to Indigenous Studies. If you want to learn more about Indigenous peoples and their cultures, come to Indigenous Studies!