Invitation: Ceremony to mark National Indigenous Peoples’ Day


In honour of National Indigenous Peoples Day on June 21, members of the McGill community are invited to attend a ceremony with the Hiawatha Wampum Belt flag flying above the McCall MacBain Arts Building. Guest speakers will include Principal Suzanne Fortier, Provost Christopher Manfredi. Elder Kevin Ka'nahsóhon Deer, Darren Bonaparte, Nina Segalowitz.

For centuries, the flag has symbolized unity and peace between the Seneca, Cayuga, Onondaga, Oneida, and Mohawk nations. Inaugurated at McGill in 2018, this ceremony responds to one of the Calls to Action (OR Call to Action #28) put forward by the Provost’s Task Force on Indigenous Studies and Indigenous Education in recognition of the importance of building respectful and reciprocal relations with Indigenous peoples.

Please join us for this event at the Y-intersection on the McGill Downtown Campus on June 21 from 12:30 p.m to 1:00 p.m. ET.


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