Indigenous Awareness Weeks offer students, staff and faculty the opportunity to learn about Indigenous issues and promote greater knowledge and understanding about the Indigenous peoples in Canada. They aim to raise awareness and initiate an exchange of ideas on First Nations, Métis and Inuit topics within the McGill community.
The weeks allow a space to privilege Indigenous voices and perspectives on campus. Since 2011, invited guests have included: academics, community members, elders and students. Topics that have been covered include: health, identity, language revitalization, the Indian Act, Residential Schools, Indigenous legal traditions, Canadian policies, education, child welfare, and ways of knowing.
The 9th annual Indigenous Awareness Weeks were celebrated from September 16 - 27, 2019. To learn more, check out this article in the Reporter.
If you would like to participate or volunteer during the weeks, contact Janelle.Kasperski [at] mcgill.ca (Janelle Kasperski.)