Nov. 18, 2014 | The Gazette
by: Stephanie Willsey
First of all, I should introduce myself: I am a First Nations Canadian, of the Chippewa, or Ojibwe, community of Rama, Ont. I was raised off the reserve, but only a short drive away, and I am there often.
Audra Simpson, McGill alumna and professor of Anthropology at Columbia University, will deliver the keynote address at the Aboriginal Homecoming event on Sept. 18
Sept. 9, 2014 | The Reporter
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McGill University’s Indigenous Awareness Week is designed to increase awareness at McGill about Indigenous peoples in Canada. The week honours the many Indigenous cultures across the country including First Nations, Metis and Inuit. The week also offers an opportunity to collaborate with community partners and draws active participation from McGill students, faculty and staff.
The week is organized by the Social Equity and Diversity Education Office at McGill University.
Ending Violence Against Indigenous Women:
an Awareness-Raising Fundraiser for the Native Women's Shelter of Montreal (NWSM)
Friday, Nov.29th, 6:30 PM
Thomson House Ballroom, 3650 rue McTavish
$15 Tickets include performances by Moe Clark (our MC for the evening) and Odaya,
Dinner, Speakers and a Raffle!
First Peoples’ House invites the McGill community to join in the celebration for our 12th Annual Pow Wow on Friday, September 20th, 2013.
Catch the Grand Entry at 11:00am on the Lower Field underneath the big tent. It will be a full day of traditional dancing and drumming. You can also buy products from vendors and connect with Indigenous organizations. It is free and open to the public.
Pow Wow schedule:
It is that time of year when KANATA will be publishing their wonderful journal. KANATA is an interdisciplinary student-published journal with content that focuses on topics relating to Indigenous Peoples of North America.
Mark your calendars, Friday April 12th at 5:00PM. The location is still to be determined. Pass this message to friends, professors and others who may want to attend.
Cindy Blackstock is Executive Director of the First Nations Child and Family Caring Society of Canada and is an Associate Professor at the University of Alberta.
A member of the Gitksan Nation, she has worked in the field of child and family services for over 20 years. An author of over 50 publications, her key interests include exploring, and addressing, the causes of disadvantage for Aboriginal children and families by promoting equitable and culturally based interventions.
Since colonial contact and occupation, there have been dramatic changes to the identity, culture, and society of Indigenous peoples of Canada. In today's Candian landscape, what issues do Indigenous people face? How has colonialism impacted their traditions and everyday life, societies, and economy? What have been the successes and breakthroughs? What is the outlook for the future?
KANATA, the Undergraduate Journal of the Indigenous Studies Community of McGill University is calling for submissions for its sixth volume.
KANATA is an interdisciplinary student-published journal with content that focuses on topics relating to Indigenous Peoples of North America. In the midst of the national uprising and international movement, Idle No More, KANATA is committed to engaging in dialogue with the greater community on Indigenous issues and creating platforms for the sharing of knowledge.
This is the second event in a two-part series. Indigenous Access McGill and the First Peoples’ House are hosting Algonquin artist Nadia Myre for an artist talk on Wednesday, February 6 at 3 pm in the Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall. Myre’s artwork is inspired by participant involvement as well as recurring themes of identity, language, longing and loss.
Myre returns for the Scar Project workshop on Wednesday, February 20 from 2-5 pm in the Wendy Patrick Room, Wilson Hall.