Indigenous Friends App Seeks To Unite Indigenous Students

A new App is trying to close the distance between Indigenous students and unite them together.

The Indigenous Friends App was designed by York University students to provide a safe space for Aboriginal youth to connect with one another.

The App also has features that allow for individuals to access traditional knowledge, communicate with elders and access resources.

Stefan Piercey, President of the Aboriginal Students Association at York University, says the App will help him organize and better connect with Indigenous students.

Currently it’s quite hectic to get all the Indigenous students who are available together in one space. And with a knowledge keeper or elder who is able to lead a workshop or ceremony or teaching.  So, by using the App we are able to get everyone together.

The App will be rolled out to five post-secondary institutions in Ontario within the year- eventually reaching campuses across Canada

About the Author

Kristen Berkeley
Kristen is a multimedia journalist, reporter and producer at CKLB. Originally from Toronto, Kristen was interested in Indigenous issues and decided to relocate to Yellowknife to join CKLB. Kristen received her education from York University with degrees in Political Science and Communication. She is also a graduate from the Seneca-at-York Broadcast Journalism program. If you want to get in contact with Kristen, send her an email at Kristen.berkeley@cklbradio.com

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