Weytk -welcome to our online storytelling series.

This four part online storytelling series inquires into the following questions:

  • What does it mean to indigenize higher education?
  • What does an indigenized university look like?
  • What are the benefits of indigenization?
  • How can I indigenize my curriculum?
  • Why does it matter?

You may tune into each live seminar as it is being streamed over the internet, or watch the archived events later. We hope that this storytelling series becomes a valuable resource for you as we move towards indigenizing Thompson Rivers University.

Everyone is welcome.
Listen in & participate in our online discussions.
No registration required.
This is an online event only. No studio audience.

Save the dates

  • Thursday, February 2, 2017, 11am–noon PST
  • Wednesday, February 15, 2017, 11am–noon PST
  • Wednesday, March 1, 2017, 11am–noon PST
  • Wednesday, March 15, 2017, 11am–noon PST

Welcome from Paul Michel, Executive Director, TRU Aboriginal Education

Welcome from Alan Shaver, President, TRU

Endorsement from Tom Friedman, President, TRUFA


February 2 Session

Dr. Shelly Johnson, 
Mukwa Musayett
Canada Research Chair
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Roxane Letterlough
Faculty of Education

Dr. Lloyd Bennett
Faculty of Arts

Dr. Naowarat Cheeptham
Faculty of Science

February 15 Session

Dr. Natalie Clark
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Ginny Ratsoy
Faculty of Arts

Jeffrey McNeil
Faculty of Education and Social Work

Rob Matthew
Faculty of Education

Dr. Patrick Walton
Faculty of Education

March 1 Session

Nicole Schabus
Faculty of Law

Dr. Monica Sanchez-Flores
Faculty of Arts

Dr. Kyra Garson
Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching

Paul Michel
Executive Director, TRU Aboriginal Education

Justin Young
TRU Student

March 15 Session

Dr. Lisa Bourque Bearskin
Faculty of Nursing

Dr. Rod McCormick
BC Regional Innovation Chair in Aboriginal Health

Star Mahara
Faculty of Nursing

Joanne Brown
Supervisor, Services for Aboriginal Students

Charis Kamphuis
Faculty of Law

Jane Horton
University and Employment Preparation Chair

Crystalyn Lemieux
Fulbright TRU Scholar

Session Facilitators

Sylvia Currie
Facilitator & Learning Designer

Beth Cougler Blom
Facilitator & Learning Designer


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