Indigenous

Thérèse Yéro Adamou, Mylène Riva, Gina Muckle, Elhadji Anassour Laouan Sidi, Mélanie Lemire, Pierre Ayotte

Blood mercury and plasma polychlorinated biphenyls concentrations in pregnant Inuit women from Nunavik: Temporal trends, 1992–2017

Sci Total Environ. 2020 Nov 15;743:140495.
doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2020.140495.

Abstract

Classified as: Canadian Arctic, mercury, polychlorinated biphenyls, multilevel modeling, biomonitoring
Published on: 10 Nov 2020

The Mellon grant will support a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative, to be based in the Faculty of Arts

The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation has awarded a US$1.25-million grant to McGill University, in support of a new Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative. The Initiative will be implemented over the next five years.

Classified as: Faculty of Arts, mcgill arts, Indigenous Studies, Mellon Foundation, arts research
Published on: 14 Jun 2019

Indigenous Studies is once again running our summer field course, INDG 450, from July 8th until August 5th. This course focuses on Rotinonhsonni land-based pedagogies, Ohén:ton Karihwátehkwen (words before all else) as well as stories to engage in various topics of Indigenous Studies. Land-based practices, guest speakers, trips around the city and in community, will be used to engage student in the learning process.

Classified as: First Nations, First Nations and Inuit, first nations and inuit education, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, indigenous language, indigenous students
Published on: 8 Apr 2019

The Indigenous Studies Program has presented 6 students with awards in the past year

Graduate Awards

Classified as: First Nations, First Nations and Inuit, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Metis, indigenous students
Published on: 1 Mar 2019

We are honoured to announce that Skawennati will serve as our Indigenous Knowledge Holder for 2019. Kahnawake-born artist Skawennati makes work that addresses history, the future, and change from her perspective both as an urban Mohawk and a cyber punk avatar. She is co-director of Aboriginal Territories in Cyberspace at Concordia University. Skawennati's work imagining Indigenous futures and ensuring the existence of Indigenous people in cyberspace.

Classified as: First Nations, First Nations and Inuit, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Metis
Published on: 28 Feb 2019

On September 25th, as part of Indigenous Awareness Weeks 2018, the Indigenous Studies Program hosted four incredible Inuit women in involved in the arts: Heather Igloliorte (ᓯᕈ ᐃᒡᓗᓕᐅᖅᑎ), Niap Saunders (ᓂᐊᑉ ᓴᓐᑐᔅ), Nina Segalowitz (ᓂᓇ ᓯᒐᓗᕕᑦᔅ), and Beatrice Deer (ᐱᐊᑐᐊᔅ ᑎᐅ). After presentations by each of the panelists, a warm and earnest discussion was had with the audience. A recording of the event was made and can be accessed here, there are also pictures of the event available through our Facebook page. 

Classified as: First Nations, First Nations and Inuit, first nations and inuit education, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Metis, indigenous students
Published on: 30 Oct 2018

This weekend, Christa Scholtz (Chair, Indigenous Studies Program & Associate Professor of Political Science) wrote a letter to the editor of the Montreal Gazette:

"Original Meaning Isn't Everything"

Re: McGill Redmen should keep their name (Martin Patriquin, Oct 18)

Martin Patriquin suggests McGill University should keep the name of the men's varsity team, the Redmen. He writes that a decision to do otherwise would be "cowardice", an unprincipled abdication to political correctness. I disagree.

Classified as: First Nations, First Nations and Inuit, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Metis, indigenous students
Published on: 22 Oct 2018

McGill University’s Indigenous students can now rely on dedicated financial support, thanks to a partnership with Indspire, an Indigenous national charity that invests in the education of Indigenous peoples.

Two types of financial assistance will be made available via Indspire:

Classified as: Scholarships and Student Aid, indigenous students, financial aid
Published on: 15 Oct 2018

Indigenous Awareness Week has been expanded this year to Indigenous Awareness Weeks, now spanning the last two weeks of September. 

“I saw how much good work had been done with IAW, and, as the events started rolling in and we started building partnerships with the different faculties and departments at McGill, I realized how difficult it was going to be to cram everything into one week,” Janelle Kasperski (Equity Educational Advisor in Indigenous Education) told the McGill Reporter. 

Classified as: First Nations, First Nations and Inuit, first nations and inuit education, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Social Equity and Diversity Education, Metis, indigenous language
Published on: 19 Sep 2018

We are very excited to announce that Gabrielle Iakotennikonhrare Doreen, our faculty lecturer, will be leading McGill first ever landbased education field course this summer.

Classified as: First Nations, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Metis, indigenous language
Published on: 14 May 2018

Molly Swain and Chelsea Vowel landed their spaceship at McGill for a live show of their podcast Métis in Space in February. They are self-described as "unapologetically Indigenous, unabashedly female & unblinkingly nerdy". Their podcast reviews a sci-fi movie or television episode featuring Indigenous people, tropes and themes from a decolonial perspective.

Classified as: Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Metis, Inuit, First Nations, first peoples, First Peoples' House
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Published on: 20 Apr 2018

This week the Indigenous studies program made the news in the McGill Daily and the Eastern Door!

Classified as: First Nations, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Metis
Published on: 3 Apr 2018

The Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series this year was a major success! Ryan McMahon, CEO of Makoons Media and builder of Indian & Cowboy, spent the week at McGill contributing to our community. The Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series is the Indigenous Studies Program's flagship series.

Classified as: First Nations, first peoples, First Peoples' House, Indigenous, Indigenous Studies, Inuit, Metis
Published on: 28 Mar 2018

For the Indigenous Knowledge Holder Series, the Indigenous Studies Program invites an Indigenous Knowledge Holder to spend a week at the university to share their scholarship, work, and advocacy.  Indigenous Knowledge Holders ­– whether they be wampum belt holders, storytellers, artists, activists, hereditary leaders, or academics– encompass generations of knowledge embedded within the cultural and epistemological worldview of Indigenous communities that span generations, to enrich the McGill Community.

Published on: 16 Mar 2018
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