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 7 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 the modern day curriculum. Once this work is completed, I would like to attend teachers’ college or 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.