News & Events
INDIGENOUS AWARENESS DAYS!
SKA’NIKÓN:RA One mind, we are thinking as one.
There will be cooking, film screenings, dancing, beading, music, gardening and much more! Times and locations of workshops can be found in the schedule. Contact email@example.com to reserve a spot for your class. Join us!
Indigenous Student Association
Sign up to be a part of the club. The student association is run by students. This is an opportunity to bring activity and awareness to the college. For more information please see Tiaawenti:non Canadian
There are many ways you can get involved in “indigenizing” Dawson College and at the same time gain some valuable volunteer/organizational experience and meet new people.
Campus Life & Leadership will be organizing many Indigenous student and college-wide events and activities throughout the year. The First Peoples’ Initiative is also looking for Indigenous student reps on various committees. This is an exciting time for Indigenous peoples at Dawson and a great chance to make a difference!
Don’t be shy – contact Billi-Jo Poirier at Campus Life & Leadership for more information!
firstname.lastname@example.org, Room 2E6.3.
First Peoples’ Bi-monthly Newsletter
October 15, 2015
ON CAMPUS EVENTS
Wednesday October 21 1:30-3:30pm
Virtual Classroom on Social Justice in Indigenous communities
To register as an individual or a class please contact Billi-Jo Poirier, Campus Activities Campus Life and Leadership, email@example.com
The NFB and its community partner, the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board, will present a virtual classroom with acclaimed documentary filmmaker and social activist Alanis Obomsawin (keynote speaker) and community activists Gabrielle Fayant and Brock Lewis on Wednesday, October 21st at 1:30 – 3:30 pm. Moderated by CBC journalist and author Waubgeshig Rice, the live-streamed discussion from the OCDSB’s Aboriginal Learning Center will focus on the topic of social justice in Indigenous communities and the positive shifts brought about by Indigenous youth.
The organizers suggest students watch two of Alanis Obomsawin’s films in advance: Trick or Treaty? (2014) and Hi-Ho Mistahey! (2013). There are other pedagogical and preparatory materials available at the link below:
Canada’s Waterless Communities: Neskantaga
Canada has the world’s second-largest supply of fresh water, but 169 First Nation communities have limited or no access to it. Nearly a quarter of the First Nations communities administered by Health Canada are currently without clean water. The alerts issued by the federal government range from “boil water advisories” going back more than 20 years to crippling “Do Not Consume” orders.
University of Montreal First Nations Garden NOON October 15
Visit the garden and witness the planting of a white pine to mark the new Aboriginal Studies program at U de M
Nous vous invitons JEUDI (15 octobre) à 12H au jardin des Premières Nations de l’UdeM. En plus de découvrir le jardin, vous pourrez assister à la plantation d’un pin blanc symbolisant ainsi l’enracinement des études autochtone à l’UdeM. Plusieurs courtes allocutions sont prévues.
16th Annual Film and Media Arts FestivalOctober 14-18, Toronto, ON
TIFF Bell Lightbox and various venues
ÉCRITURE ET « NOUVEAUX » MÉDIAS: DISCOURS INUIT CONTEMPORAIN SUR LA CULTURE DU NUNAVIK
(Writing and “New” Media: Contemporary Inuit Voices on Nunavik Culture)
VENDREDI 16 OCTOBRE 2015 À 15H – Friday October 16 3pm
DANS LA SALLE A-2860 DU PAVILLON HUBERT-AQUIN
UNIVERSITÉ DU QUÉBEC À MONTRÉAL
NELLY DUVICQ, LISA KOPERQUALUK BEATRICE DEER ET THOMASSIE MANGIOK
STILL DANCING a free public event in support of a national inquiry into the missing and murdered Indigenous women in land now called Canada.
6 pm October 28, 2015
McCord Museum, 690 Rue Sherbrooke O, Montréal
Organized by McGill’s First Peoples’ House, Social Equity and Diversity Education Office, Participatory Cultures Lab, and the McCord Museum. Includes the screening of Matt Smiley’s documentary Highway of Tears, followed by a panel discussion that leads to a conversation with the audience. Panel discussants include special guests and family members of missing and murdered Indigenous women.
Walking with our Sisters in Akwesasne Mohawk Territory
November 6 – 26, 2015
Walking with our Sisters is a Commemorative Art Installation for the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women of Canada and the USA. The large collaborative art piece is travelling throughout North America and is available to the public. After a 6 week display in Ottawa it is moving on to Akwesasne near Cornwall Ontario.
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