Dispelling Myths about First Nations Chief’s Salaries

First nations chiefs are essentially CEOs these days. And with the First Nations Financial Transparancy Act we can see how much they’re making – see here for the data. Now that list includes counselors so I pulled only chiefs and based this on the results. Remember, these are CEOs. In addition to managing Treaty & Indian Act money […]

Education and the Aboriginal wage gap

The National Post had an article this morning titled “Government stumped as report shows aboriginal wage gap widening, unemployment growing” The federal government touted a number of initiatives Wednesday for improving First Nations’ well-being but could not explain why a new report showed the prosperity gap between aboriginal and non-aboriginal people was widening in some […]

Aboriginal Access to Post-Secondary

Aboriginal people make up 6% of BC and the percentage is rising quickly. From an economic standpoint there’s a huge wage gap between aboriginal and non aboriginal workers pay based on looking at full time workers with the same career classification. But the good news is that the more education an aboriginal person has the […]

#MySAPath – My Path to Student Affairs via Aboriginal Education

The full post of this is over at The Student Affairs Collective blog. I am a student advisor (both academic and career advising) at a small aboriginal college in Vancouver B.C., Native Education College. The issue I have with describing a non-traditional student affairs path is that I have very little reference for what a […]