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Get to know UCalgary’s new Indigenous cultural education and protocol specialist – UCalgary

by ahnationtalk on August 5, 2020127 Views

Last month, ii’ taa’poh’to’p, UCalgary’s Indigenous Strategy, welcomed Elissa Twoyoungmen as the new Indigenous cultural engagement and protocol specialist. In this dynamic role, Twoyoungmen will work closely with faculties and units across the campus community to provide cultural protocol advice, training, and advocacy. She’ll also help to connect people with Traditional Knowledge Keepers to incorporate Indigenous ways of knowing into teaching, learning, research, and special events in the campus community.

UToday caught up with Twoyoungmen, pictured above, to learn more about her background, her new position, and what has led her to where she is today.

Elissa Twoyoungmen is from the Stoney Nakoda Nation and graduated from UCalgary with a double major in Law and Society and International Indigenous studies. Twoyoungmen considers herself fortunate while growing up to have had strong, influential female role models and mentors from her community; these women gave her the strength, motivation, and inspiration to pursue life-long learning.

Read More: https://news.ucalgary.ca/news/get-know-ucalgarys-new-indigenous-cultural-education-and-protocol-specialist

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