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5Q: Laylia Bennett, Mount Allison’s Indigenous Affairs Intern – MTA
by ahnationtalk onNovember 10, 201760 Views
1. This is a fairly new internship at Mount Allison. What’s involved with this position?
The Indigenous Affairs office is a busy one. Doreen (Richard, Mount Allison’s Indigenous affairs co-ordinator) has a lot of work in her office. I try to assist in any way I can. I help communicate with Indigenous students at Mount A, both through her office and the student-run Indigenous Support Group. This includes keeping students up to date on events and resources that might be of interest.
Event organization is also a big part of the internship. Earlier this year I helped organize a sweat in Dorchester for members of the Indigenous Support Group. We also worked together with Doreen and other departments on campus on this year’s RedDress campaign as well as a guest presentation by Lorise Simon on missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. I’m looking forward to the rest of the President’s Speakers Series this year as well. It’s incredible to have a full Indigenous line-up.