Joshua’s Journey

“I have a chance to drive change and help my people.”

I always knew that I wanted to attend university. The most difficult challenge I’ve faced in pursuing this dream was moving seven hours away from my parents, particularly my father, who wasn’t well.

People in my community are very encouraging to me when I am home. They motivate me to stick with my studies and to be successful. Attending university has given me a strong sense of pride, self-respect, and self-esteem and I am looking forward to continuing my education journey.

I am currently pursuing my Master’s in Cultural Anthropology and I am studying ways to integrate traditional Aboriginal approaches to education into modern day curriculum. Once this work is completed, I would like to attend teachers college or to pursue a PhD. My ultimate goal is to work as a historical researcher.

Graduating from university means I have a chance to help my people and drive change.