FNUniv Celebrates the Publication of Dr. Sharon L. Acoose’s Book
First Nations University of Canada, Regina Campus and JCharlton Publishing Ltd. are pleased to invite you to celebrate the publication of Dr. Sharon L. Acoose’s An Arrow In My Heart: A First Nations Woman’s Account of Survival from the Streets to the Height of Academia.
First Nations University of Canada Launches New Website and Recruitment Campaign
The First Nations University of Canada (FNUniv) has unveiled its new recruitment brand with the launch of its revamped website and a new program catalogue. Both the website and the catalogue feature FNUniv’s engaging new design and tag-line, “What’s Your Soul Reason?”.
This open-ended question, with its clever play on words, provides an opportunity for people to articulate the many reasons that they have chosen to make FNUniv part of their educational journey. In listening to stories of Elders, students, faculty and staff, it was clear that all had their own “soul reason” for being involved with this special institution.
The campaign draws upon and promotes the University’s strengths and attributes as a truly unique Indigenous post-secondary institution, where education is combined with First Nations culture, history and values, including inclusivity, respect and spirituality. FNUniv has been a leader in Indigenous education for nearly 40 years.
First Nations University of Canada’s 37th Annual Spring Celebration Pow-Wow
First Nations University of Canada’s 37th Annual Spring Celebration Pow-Wow takes place April 11-12, 2015 at the Brandt Centre, Evraz Place in Regina, Saskatchewan.
Our pow-wow is a celebration of spring, of renewal and of the positive aspects of First Nations culture through the sharing of song, dance, ceremony, food and craft. People of all ages and backgrounds are welcome to come and experience the beauty, vibrance and richness of one of largest indoor pow-wows in North America.
Copper Thunderbird: The Art of Norval Morrisseau
Plain Red Art Gallery at First Nations University of Canada is proud to present Copper Thunderbird: The Art of Norval Morrisseau.
The exhibit kicks off with a reception on Thursday, February 5, 2015 from 7-9pm at Plain Red Art Gallery. On Friday, February 6, 2015 from 1-4:15 pm we are pleased to host a symposium with presentations by Barry Ace, Tom Hill, Dr. Carmen Robertson, Armand Garnet Ruffo and Jessica Wilson. This is followed by the official launch for Armand Garnet Ruffo’s book Norval Morrisseau: Man Changing Into Thunderbird at 7pm at the Plain Red Art Gallery. On Saturday at 7pm, we are excited to show a screening of the documentary A Separate Reality: Norval Morrisseau, presented by Mispon.
All events will be presented at the First Nations University of Canada, 1 First Nations Way, Regina, SK. Free parking for the events located in Lot 19M.
Building Legacy from a Royal Visit to Traditional Art Exchange
This afternoon, a First Nations style high tea was held in celebration of the latest stage in a partnership between Prince’s Charities Canada and First Nations University of Canada. Judy Anderson, an Associate Professor of Indian Fine Arts at FNUniv, is preparing to spend eight weeks at The Prince’s School for the Traditional Arts (PSTA) in London, United Kingdom where she will be sharing her skills and knowledge.
“It was an honour to host HRH The Prince of Wales and the Duchess of Cornwall in May 2012. We are delighted in the legacy from the royal visit that is resulting in an exchange of knowledge celebrating the richness of First Nations cultures and traditions through one of FNUniv’s Indian Fine Arts professors,” stated Dr. Lynn Wells, FNUniv Vice-President Academic.