We recently had a group of Indigenous High School students staying at IH, while they participated in the InspireU tertiary awareness program facilitated by UQ.
This year, IH has been partnering with InspireU, with our Housies volunteering to mentor the secondary students.
We hope some of the InspireU participants will be back as Housies in 2019!
We encourage Indigenous high school students from across Australia in years 10, 11 and 12 in 2019 to apply for the Indigenous Australian Engineering School in January. This week-long program gives students the opportunity to come to Sydney and explore the field of engineering as a study and career path. Applications close 25 October. Link in bio for more details
The @nau_hapahawaiianclub at Northern Arizona University is an inclusive club on campus, welcoming any and all students of Polynesian ancestry, those who are from Hawaiʻi and any one who is interested in learning and partaking in Hawaiian culture. The club meets bi-weekly and focuses on current happenings in Hawaiʻi, ways in which the club can be involved on campus and in the community, as well as aspects of Hawaiian culture and history that contribute to these students’ identities. In last night’s club meeting, Board Members gave brief announcements before playing a movie and providing snacks for the club’s members. The movie played, entitled, The Ride: Back to the Soul of Surfing, told the story of a young California surfer whose cocky attitude takes away from the true spirit of surfing. The surfer unexpectedly travels back in time and meets a young Hawaiian surfer, Duke Kahanamoku, who is vital to Hawai’i’s history as this Hawaiian man introduced the sport of surfing to the world and won numerous Olympic medals. The HAPA Hawaiian Club exists on campus with their culture held very close to them and implemented in their everyday lives in Flagstaff. Lookout for them on campus! Video and Story by: ʻAuliʻi Solomon
#nauhapahawaiianclub#indigenousstudents#nauclubs | @lalalyssalee @hokstah808 @saximana @brandievp_ @rjaayye_ @angelicaca_ @kana_tyrell @kelllsaa @muphin32
Meet Lawson, the raddest kid we know, who happens to be the daughter of our GM, @ohnogarcia and who happens to have inspired this week’s ramen special which benefits Native American Student Services. Our goal is to raise $750 to help NASS with their mission of providing opportunities and support for Native kiddos throughout our community.
This week only, we’ll feature our DELICIOUS new BISON RAMEN made with beef bone broth, ground Kansas bison, hominy, miso noodles and roasted half tomatoes. 100% of the profits will go to NASS.
Come get that slurp on!!! #indigenouspeoplesday#nativestudents#nativekansas#nativelawrence#lawrencekansas#haskell#indigenousstudents#bison
Tomorrow is #IndigenousPeoplesDay , a day that celebrates indigenous folks, their history and culture. How do you teach about American history, and indigenous people in your classroom?
📷: @rayezaragoza, @overpasslightbrigade
Proud to meet these two amazing youth who will be leaders for our nations one day. So many accomplishments at such a young age, the three student winners all are an inspiration, happy to have spent time with them and honoured they shared their words with us all.
decided to repost this from a friend and fellow indigenous student.
there’s a huge stigma when it comes to indigenous students seeking higher education and it being free for us.
one: it is not free for all of us
two: those of us who were lucky enough to get a free education got it because we worked our asses off for it
three: this free education came at a cost, and that cost was my language, culture, and way of life
indigenous peoples have never received anything for free, it has always come at a cost.
now, younger generations are finding their way back. back to their languages, culture, and way of life and innovating it so these important aspects can apply to their modernized world.
i am so proud to be a part of this amazing time.
Meet our September Indigenous role model - Jocelyn! Jocelyn was able to find help and support from a number of services on campus, including the Indigenous Student Success Strategy and Financial Assistance. She says by accessing these services, it was easier for her to manage the feeling of being homesick and create some roots at Moose Jaw campus. #Indigenous#rolemodel#indigenouswomen#indigenousstudents
Seven of Ngarara Willim students had the opportunity to undertake First Aid and CPR training. The training was held at RMIT and delivered by Sports Medicine Australia in partnership with RMIT Ngarara Willim, Chiropractic team and Hands on Health Australia.
Here are a few photos of our students in actions.
Great job team! Keep up the amazing work. 🤗⭐ #indigenousstudents#rmituniversity#firstaid#chiropractic
I am not visibly #Indigenous , I'm white and #Michif and very white-passing. Some people guess or think I'm Indigenous (if they don't know) but most don't. It's a privilege, and one I try to be cognizant of all the time. Today was my first day of grad school at Smith School of Business, and it was picture day at that. That class picture will hang on the walls at Smith with all the others, right across from Sir John A MacDonald Hall
On my 1st days of elementary school there was sometimes a form with a box to be checked that asked "are you Indigenous?" I was always proud to check that box, but when I did, within a day or 2 my teacher would pull me aside to offer me a tutor, assuming I'd need the help
They were doing what they understood to be the right thing, but what they didn't see is how alienating that was. I was insulted by the offer of help knowing that within a week my teacher would see me among the top students, tutoring other kids in the class. Worse yet, it gave me a "you're one of the good ones" mentality that forced me to alienate myself from my community for a long time
Business schools are not filled with #IndigenousStudents , and I know that my visibility matters. It matters to the Indigenous students who will come after me, to those who are my classmates, and maybe even to alumni who came before me. So today, for picture day, I wore my sash. I wore the sash my Grandma gave me before I knew what it meant, because I know what it means now and I know what it would mean to me to see another student in a sash, on the wall at Smith
My sash makes me visible as Indigenous. I wanted to be visible to assert that Indigenous people belong at Smith. I want the next Indigenous students to see that I was here, that so many of us have been here, and so many are yet to come. I want them to look at that picture and know we belong here
I'm still asked to check boxes on forms and I'm still proud to do so, but now I know there are more important ways to let the school know that Indigenous students are still here - right across from Sir John A MacDonald Hall - and that we won't let education be a barrier dividing our communities anymore #IndigenousGradStudent
Dakota, a Métis man, says much of his success is due to the fact that Sask Polytech puts an emphasis on hands-on learning. But, he says, the friendships and fun moments are what really supported him through the ups and downs as he worked to achieve his career and educational goals. #indigenous#indigenoussuccess#indigenousstudents
Make the most of your time and start your assessments early because lost time is never found.
It is already week 2 for Higher Educations students and week 4 for Vocational Education students.
Push yourself, because no one else is going to do it for you.
Don't look back and know you could have done better.
Take advantage of the support you have and use all the services that come with your studies. - Ngarara Willim Student Support (Bundoora, Brunswick & City Campus)
- Indigenous Tutorial Assistance Scheme
- SLAMs - RMIT Library - Student Study and Learning Centre
- Job Shop
- Maths, Statistics and physics drop-in
- Learning Lab
- Mentoring Programs
Remember Ngarara Willim is here for any assistance during your studies. 🎓📖📚🖊️📅 #indigenousstudents#rmituniversity#unilife#semester2
I just got stopped in the supermarket by a lady asking where I had got my hoodie from . She wants one as she wants to support the awesome work @aimementoring does with indigenous secondary school students . If you would something from their range with student designed art here you go ☺️ ✌🏾👌🏽 https://shop.aimementoring.com/
#aimementoring @aime_federationuni #mentor#mentors#indigenousart#indigenousstudents
📷 Karlee @stellaspantry
Last week I was fortunate enough to help with an amazing program that brings Indigenous kids from all over QLD to discover Brisbane and see what incredible opportunities are possible for them! Getting to meet these smart and hilarious kids and hear about the dreams they have while working with awesome people makes me thankful for the crazy decision I made just over a year and half ago to change paths!
It’s not work when you feel like you are making a difference ❤️
Today was incredible. Myself, and 6 other indigenous students had the opportunity to speak to the Council of Ministers of Education about our experience as indigenous students in the education system. I am in awe of the other students who spoke along side me. We asked the Minister's to listen to indigenous students of all ages and to acknowledge the intergenerational trauma that exists today as a result of residential schools and the sixties scoop. We told them that providing mandatory indigenous education and history at all levels of education and increasing the support for indigenous students would increase our success and change the learning environment for the better. This was the first time in 107 meetings of the minister's of education that there was a student panel present and it was an absolute honour to be a part of it.
"The most dangerous Native, is a educated one." -Unknown
It is just so surreal to think that we are now on our own paths in this life after years of being together as a family. We had our ups and downs, our petty arguments, our laugh fests, and our shared compassion and love for one another. In a way, that will still be there, always in our hearts. I'm going to miss you guys so much and want nothing but the best for all of you! We made our People proud, but now it's time to make them even more so!