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Wilfrid Laurier University Leaf
February 12, 2016

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Laurier to host panel on the effects of climate change in Canadaís north Laurier to host panel on the effects of climate change in Canadaís north
(News Release - Nov 18)
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Laurierís Office of Aboriginal Initiatives present Circle of Dialogue Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Laurierís Office of Aboriginal Initiatives present Circle of Dialogue
(News Release - Nov 03)
Laurier Students make Healing Blankets in Waterloo
(Headline - Mar 27)
Waterloo Lutheran Seminary and Laurierís Office of Aboriginal Initiatives present Day of Dialogue
(News Release - Mar 26)
Laurier to offer Mohawk language and culture March break camp Laurier to offer Mohawk language and culture March break camp
(News Release - Mar 11)
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Charisse Sayer, AFS, Social Work- Kitchener Campus Charisse is Anishnaabe Kwe from Beausoliel First Nation and belongs to the Marten Clan. Her Anishnnabe name is Mushk Ode, or "Strong Heart". She has worked at Laurier since 2004 in various departments. Currently, she is Co-ordinator for the MSW, Aboriginal Field of Study at the Faculty of Social Work. Along with balancing work and being a mother to four children, she also is part-time student at Laurier and is expects to graduate in 2014 with a General Arts degree. She participates in many different traditional ceremonies: naming ceremonies, smudging, fasting camps and so on. She is a strong advocate in revitalizing the Anishnaabe language by helping to organize and facilitate a week long language camp in her home community. She shares, "Laurier's sense of community is what drew me here and kept me to be part of the Laurier community all these years."

Charisse Sayer
Co-ordinator: Aboriginal Field of Study,
AFS, Social Work- Kitchener Campus