A Place where I feel Safe: Reconceptualizing the Aboriginal Resource Centre from the Perspective of Aboriginal University Students

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A Place where I feel Safe: Reconceptualizing the Aboriginal Resource Centre from the Perspective of Aboriginal University Students

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dc.contributor.advisor Varghese, Jeji
dc.contributor.author Smith, Natasha Lea
dc.date 2012-09-05
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-12T15:01:54Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-12T15:01:54Z
dc.date.issued 2012-09-12
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10214/3973
dc.description.abstract By employing an Indigenous methodological framework and a community based research approach, I assess the role that the Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) has in the lives of Aboriginal students at the University of Guelph, and drawing on the ARC as a case study, I conceptualize space from an Aboriginal perspective. Drawing on interviews with a key informant, prior and current students, I demonstrate that the ARC is more than just a student service or physical centre on campus; it is a community full of meaning and lived experiences. In ARC, the students have found a safe place in which to express themselves and feel safe to explore Aboriginal identity formation. I capture the importance of conceptualizing a shared space, specifically between people who share the same cultural worldview, within a reconceptualization of space. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.subject Aboriginal en_US
dc.subject student services en_US
dc.subject student space en_US
dc.subject Post Secondary en_US
dc.subject social space en_US
dc.subject anthropology en_US
dc.subject indigenous methdology en_US
dc.title A Place where I feel Safe: Reconceptualizing the Aboriginal Resource Centre from the Perspective of Aboriginal University Students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.degree.programme Public Issues Anthropology en_US
dc.degree.name Master of Arts en_US
dc.degree.department Department of Sociology and Anthropology en_US


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