NITEPers Students & Alumni Corner

Student Stories: Meet Bailey Johnson

November 17, 2021 | 10:33 pm

Bailey Johnson – 4th Year, Metis Bailey Johnson is Metis from Region 3 in the Okanagan Valley. Currently, Bailey is in 4th year NITEP with a special interest in social and emotional learning along with holistic teaching methods. A Guide on How to Teach Truth How many times have you been sitting in class and […]

Student Stories: Meet Dana Mack

August 12, 2021 | 9:25 am

Dana Mack – 3rd year, Nuxalk Nation What advice would you offer to a first year NITEP student? For 1st year students, “Don’t be so nervous, you got this”, and “follow the Instructor’s syllabus always, would not go wrong with that”. Share a highlight of NITEP: In Bella Coola field centre, we were fortunate to have […]

Student Stories: Meet Lia Rosemary Skiljaadee Jaada K’yaalts’ii

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Nation: Haida, also of mixed European descent Unceded Coast Salish Territories, and Gaw Tlagee, Haida Gwaii What advice would you offer to a first year NITEP student? If you are not having to take online courses, make the most of being in program with amazing students who have indigenous ancestory and care about indigenous issues like […]

Student Stories: Meet Selena Smith

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Selena Smith – 3rd year, Haida and Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw Nations Home: West Vancouver What advice would you offer to a first year NITEP student? As scary as it might be, take the time to introduce yourself to your cohort and explore the Indigenous spaces offered. Transitioning to a new school, program, or place can be hard. However, it […]

Student Stories: Meet Ashley Bueckert

April 29, 2021 | 11:00 am

Ashley Bueckert 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 my life. I have […]

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 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 school years, I had always […]

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 Dana Mack

November 5, 2018 | 10:57 am

Dana Mack 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 a substitute teacher. My […]