Indigenous Awareness Weeks (IAWs) give the McGill community an opportunity to learn more about Indigenous cultures, histories, and societies. IAWs seeks to encourage a greater understanding of Indigenous peoples among students, staff, and faculty at McGill, as well as fostering a dialogue about First Nations, Métis and Inuit topics. The events create a space for diverse Indigenous voices and perspectives. Each year, invited guests include academics, community members, Elders, and students. McGill will celebrate the 10th annual Indigenous Awareness Weeks from September 13th-24th. The theme of this year's IAWs is "Celebrating Indigenous Resilience and Excellence: Past, Present and Future". This year's topics include sustainability, UNDRIP, reconciliation, and health and wellbeing. The graphic design for this year's Indigenous Awareness Weeks is by Anouk Cree from Cree Communications. The artwork is by Eruoma Awashish. For more information about IAWs, please reach out to indigenousinitiatives [at] mcgill.ca.
The events listings are now available: https://www.mcgill.ca/equity/initiatives-education/2slgbtqia-initiatives/queer-history-month/queer-history-month-2021. In particular the keynote by Evolutionary Biologist Dr. Jessica Ware looks very interesting and might be of special interest.