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Recap from Peace Week

October 5th, 2022

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…

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Over at the Faculty Hub

September 21st, 2022

Orange Shirt Day resources:


Read more about: Register now for activities leading up to Orange Shirt Day

Register now for activities leading up to Orange Shirt Day

September 21st, 2022

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…

Read more about: Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Sept. 30 is Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

August 24th, 2022

On Friday Sept. 30, the Dawson community will observe Orange Shirt Day – National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. As a young child at a residential school in 1973, Phyllis Webstad, a Northern Secwepemc (Shuswap) from the Stswecem’c Xgat’tem First Nation in British Columbia, was wearing a brand-new orange shirt on her first day of…

Read more about: Plans for Orange Shirt Day leading up to Sept. 30

Plans for Orange Shirt Day leading up to Sept. 30

June 1st, 2022

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 drice@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.


Read more about: Students who founded IndigeSTEM peer tutoring project recognized by Forces Avenir

Students who founded IndigeSTEM peer tutoring project recognized by Forces Avenir

May 4th, 2022

Currently, Rotshennón:ni Two-Axe and Kayla Spencer-Young are two of a handful of Indigenous students in Dawson’s Science Program.

Rotshennón:ni and Kayla wanted to encourage and support their fellow Indigenous students who may be interested in Science. They came up with an idea last semester that has won them the local Forces Avenir award and put them in the running for the provincial award, which will be announced at an event in Quebec City in September.

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Read more about: Red Dresses needed for May 5 MMIWG2S Day

Red Dresses needed for May 5 MMIWG2S Day

May 4th, 2022

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.


Read more about: Learning about the Indigeneity of maple syrup

Learning about the Indigeneity of maple syrup

April 6th, 2022

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,…

Read more about: Talk with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson March 24

Talk with Dr. Catherine Kinewesquao Richardson March 24

March 23rd, 2022

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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Read more about: Screening of Blood Quantum March 30

Screening of Blood Quantum March 30

March 23rd, 2022

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.


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