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Call of the Spirit

Call of the Spirit
Image by April Alayon.

The population of aboriginal people in Canada is growing fast, and is on average 13 years younger than the rest of Canadians. With increasing participation in politics, the economy and mainstream Canadian society, the future could be bright for aboriginal people in Canada for the first time since colonization. But it's also uncertain.

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Leading the Way for First Nations Learners

Leading the Way for First Nations Learners

National Chief Shawn Atleo on his drive to improve opportunities for aboriginal people in Canada. First in an occasional series.

Katie Hyslop / 24 Jun 2013


'You're Going to Do Your PhD'

'You're Going to Do Your PhD'

For Karen Hall, disconnected daughter of a Dene healer, an Aboriginal academic mentor was life-changing. Second in a series.

Katie Hyslop / 27 Jun 2013


Master of the Fisheries

Master of the Fisheries

Rather than earn a PhD, Megan Moody put her smarts to work for her First Nations community.

Katie Hyslop / 1 Jul 2013


Put Aboriginal People at the Top of Education

Put Aboriginal People at the Top of Education

Appointing them to post-secondary boards shows participation matters, Sophie Pierre says. Part of a series.

Katie Hyslop / 3 Jul 2013


An Aspiration to Overcome Racism

An Aspiration to Overcome Racism

UBC's Linc Kesler believes studying indigenous cultures is good for us all. Part of a series.

Katie Hyslop / 11 Jul 2013


Much to Teach, Too Seldom Heard

Much to Teach, Too Seldom Heard

Georges Sioui (re)wrote the book on First Nations. Now he waits for Canada to notice their contribution. Part of a series.

Katie Hyslop / 26 Dec 2013