NITEPers Students & Alumni Corner

Student Stories: Meet Kiana Olafson

March 17, 2019 | 6:15 pm

Kiana Olafson, Year 2 2nd Year NITEP Nation: Metis Please introduce yourself. My name is Kiana Olafson and I am Metis and grew up in Cultus Lake, British Columbia. I am currently in my third year of the Indigenous Teacher Education Program on the Vancouver campus. Why did you wish to become an educator? I […]

Student Stories: Meet Tessa Antone

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Tessa Antone, Year 1 1st Year NITEP Nation: Squamish Nation Please introduce yourself. My name is Tessa and I’m from the Squamish Nation. I am currently in my first year in the Indigenous Teacher Education Program at the Vancouver campus. Why did you wish to become an educator? During my elementary, middle school and high […]

Student Stories: Meet Thelma Stump

February 2, 2019 | 10:17 pm

Thelma Stump, Year 2 2nd Year NITEP Cariboo field centre Nation:?Esdilagh First Nation and Tsilhqot’in Nation Please introduce yourself. My name is Thelma Stump. I am from ?Esdilagh First Nation, a member of the Tsilhqot’in Nation. I attend the Cariboo Field Centre and presently, I am in my second year as a NITEP student. Why […]

Student Stories: Meet Corly Schmeisser

January 26, 2019 | 7:27 pm

Corly Schmeisser, Year 1 1st Year NITEP Cariboo field centre Nation: Secwepemc Nation Home: Quesnel, B.C. Please introduce yourself. Hello! My name is Corly Schmeisser. I am from the Secwepemc Nation and also have German descent. I was born and raised in Quesnel, B.C. I graduated from the College of New Caledonia in Prince George with […]

Student Stories: Meet Ashley Bueckert

November 7, 2018 | 10:52 pm

Ashley Bueckert, Year 1 1st Year NITEP Cariboo field centre Nation: Wetsuweten Nation in Hagwilget, B.C. Home: Quesnel, B.C. Please introduce yourself. My name is Ashley Bueckert. I am Carrier from the Wetsuweten Nation in Hagwilget B.C., and I am also of Danish descent. I currently live in Quesnel, B.C. and have for the majority of […]

Student Stories: Meet Dana Mack

November 5, 2018 | 10:57 am

Dana Mack, Year 1 1st Year NITEP Bella Coola field centre Nation: Nuxalk Nation Home: Bella Coola, B.C. Please introduce yourself. Yaw Smatmc! Hello Friend! My name is Dana Mack, I am from the Nuxalk Nation, where I was born and raised. I work at Acwsalcta School as the librarian since 1999, but I started as […]

Student Stories: Meet Shelby Henry

November 3, 2018 | 4:11 pm

Shelby Henry, Year 2 2nd Year On-Campus NITEP field centre Nation: Anishnabe from the Chippewa of the Thames First Nations in Ontario Home: Currently residing in Vancouver, BC What inspired you to go into teaching? My main inspiration to study education comes from our Mothers and Fathers, Grandmothers and Grandfathers and Ancestors who attended Residential Schools. […]

Student Stories: Meet Bailey Johnson

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Bailey Johnson, Year 1 1st Year NITEP On-Campus field centre Nation: Métis Home: Summerland, BC (Currently residing in Vancouver, BC) What inspired you to go into teaching? Teaching was always an interest of mine, but when I heard about the NITEP program I knew that it was the right path for me to take. Being involved […]

Student Stories: Meet Stephen Jolly

October 26, 2018 | 9:52 am

Stephen Jolly, Year 3 3rd Year NITEP On-Campus field centre Nation: Cree First Nation from the James Bay regions in Northern Québec and Ontario Home: Northern Québec (Currently residing in Vancouver, BC) Stephen Jolly is currently a 3rd year NITEP student from a Cree First Nation in Northern Québec and Ontario. Before coming to UBC […]

Alumni Corner: Featuring Kenthen Thomas

October 15, 2018 | 4:32 pm

Kenthen Thomas, B.Ed., Secwepemc’ulucw Please tell us about yourself. Weytk, my name is Kenthen Thomas from the Secwepemc’ulucw (spread out people of the Shuswap). My kye7e’s and Sle7e’s are Dr. Mary Thomas, Mark Thomas, Herbie and Vera Johnny. I am of Secwepemc and Syilx descent. My father and mother are Phyllis and Gerry Thomas. I have […]