Submitted by Diana Rice, organizer of Peace Week. Peace Week 2022 started off once again with the launch of Dawson Dining, a yearly collaboration with the Dawson Student Union and the Peace Centre prior to the pandemic. This has been one of the signature events of Peace Week, and it was thrilling to revive it…
Workshops Native Women’s Shelter Second Stage Housing and Indigenous Leadership Monday, Sept. 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Virtual Session Nakuset, Executive Director of the Native Women’s Shelter, will discuss the project and issues. Register at https://arlo.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/register?sgid=79e4526481714b35b2005b9be055138d Decolonizing the Library/Decolonize the Catalogue: Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the library…
Plans for Orange Shirt Day leading up to Sept. 30
This fall, Dawson will host several events leading up to, and in observance of Sept. 30, Orange T-Shirt Day-National Day of Truth and Reconciliation.
A dedicated team of students, faculty, professionals, and support staff, in consultation with Indigenous advisors, will organize these events with the goal of providing learning opportunities and raising awareness about decolonization and the importance of this day.
Support (resources, ideas, suggestions for speakers) is available for faculty who would like to include the theme of residential schools, the Truth and Reconciliation Report, or other decolonization topics in their course.
To request support, or to contribute your ideas or your time to the organization of events, please contact Diana Rice firstname.lastname@example.org.
Red Dresses needed for May 5 MMIWG2S Day
On May 5, the First Peoples’ Centre will be commemorating the National Day of Awareness and Action for MMIWG2S. They are asking for your help in gathering red dresses (all sizes – child and adult) for an exhibit. If you have any dresses to donate, please bring them to the First Peoples’ Centre (3E.15) before 12 p.m. on Thursday. If you’d like to participate or help in other ways, please contact Billi-Jo Poirier or Jessica Quijano through MIO.
In an effort to Indigenize curriculum and re-Indigenize a small piece of occupied Tiohtià:ke (Montreal), students, staff, and faculty from the First Peoples Centre and the Decolonization and Indigenization Studies Certificate launched the Wáhta Óshes (maple syrup) project last March to share the Indigenous roots of making maple syrup. Ryder Cote-Nottaway, an Algonquin student,…
Talk with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson March 24
Decolonization and Indigenization Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Resist Violence and the Creative Collective for Change present an online conversation with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson. She will speak about Cultural safety and managing risky conversations in the classroom on March 24 at 2:45 p.m.
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Screening of Blood Quantum March 30
Kristopher Woofter, Rebecca Million and Ben Lander have organized a free event open to the public for Indigenous Peoples Week. The film Blood Quantum by local Indigenous filmmaker and Dawson graduate Jeff Barnaby will be screened and then Jeff will be there to take questions afterwards.
The event will be in the Dawson Theatre on March 30 from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m.
Last Modified: October 5, 2022