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?
The Social Equit and Diversity Education (SEDE) Office's Indigenous Educational Series aims to raise awareness and initiate an exchange of ideas on First Nations, Métis, and Inuit topics within the McGill community. The series provides opportunities to explore and examine a variety of issues and promote greater knowledge and understanding about the indigenous peoples of Canada.
SEDE provides information, education, and training to all areas of the University in order to cultivate a respectful, diverse, and supportive campus.
The series will include:
Two Spirits (film screening and discussion)
Thursday, January 31 2013 14h00 - 16h00 | First Peoples' House 3505 Peel Street
Dr. Val Napoleon (lecture on Indigenous Citizenship and Law)
Tuesday, February 19 2013 15h00 - 16h30 | Room 145 Arts Building
Dr. Taiaiake Alfred (lecture on Colonialism and State Dependence)
Thursday, February 18 2013 10h00 - 11h30 | Robert Vogel Council Room, Room 232 Leackock Building
Dr. Cindy Blackstock (lecture on Inequalities: First Nations Children)
Wednesday, March 13 2013 09h00 - 11h00 | Robert Vogel Council Room, Room 232 Leackock Building