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Read more about: Anti-racist videos help teachers dismantle racism and colonialism in the classroom

Anti-racist videos help teachers dismantle racism and colonialism in the classroom

January 19th, 2022

Our classrooms can mirror oppressive structures in our society. Those who wish to build an anti-racist future can work toward including more narratives, histories and teaching methods in their classrooms. This was the message of Jamilah A.Y. Dei-Sharpe, who gave the closing presentation at Intercollegiate Ped Day 2022 on Jan. 14 and presented her Anti-Racist…

Read more about: Creating space for Indigenous knowledge

Creating space for Indigenous knowledge

January 19th, 2022

Intercollegiate Ped Days began on Jan. 12 with a beautiful welcome by Dawson College Board of Governors member and McGill professor Alex McComber. His welcome, which was in English and Kanien’kéha, was to Mother Earth and aimed to remind us of how we are all tied together and how we should be thankful for all…

Open invitation to contribute to Beyond Orange Shirt Day at Dawson

December 1st, 2021

For anyone who would like to get involved in Beyond Orange Shirt Day at Dawson, First Peoples’ Centre Coordinator Tiawenti:non Canadian and other staff members will be hosting an open meeting to begin planning for First Peoples’ Week 2022.

First Peoples’ Week is an annual celebration of Indigenous knowledges and cultures on campus. This year it will take place from Monday, March 28 to Friday, April 1. The first planning meeting will be in the Rose Lounge (7C.5) at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 14, 2021.


Plan a Blanket Exercise for next semester

December 1st, 2021

As a part of the Dawson College Peace Centre's commitment to decolonization and Indigenization, we will continue to offer organizational and financial support to faculty to host an Indigenous Elder to facilitate a Blanket Exercise in their classroom in the Winter 2022 semester. The Blanket Exercise is an interactive experiential exercise which enables students to understand Indigenous history on Turtle Island (A’nowara’ko:wa) as well as the legacy of colonization.

For more information or to host this activity (or another decolonization or Indigenization initiative) in your class, please contact Diana Rice: drice@dawsoncollege.qc.ca.

 


Beyond Orange Shirt Day at Dawson

November 17th, 2021

A committee at Dawson has been hard at work to ensure that Dawson does more than just mark Sept. 30.

Click Read More for a report about Beyond Orange Shirt Day from the committee.


Read more about: Kanien’kehà’ka Elder and Knowledge Keeper Niioie:ren speaks to Outdoor Ed students

Kanien’kehà’ka Elder and Knowledge Keeper Niioie:ren speaks to Outdoor Ed students

November 3rd, 2021

On Oct. 30, Dawson College students in Jonathan Egan’s Outdoor Education Activities course were fortunate to have Kanien’kehà’ka Elder and Knowledge Keeper Niioie:ren Patton of Kahnawà:ke speak to them out on the land. Surrounded by the beautiful trees and varied habitats of Île Saint-Bernard near Kahnawà:ke, students used old logs and moist ground as their…

Read more about: Creative Collective for Change is next phase of Resist Violence

Creative Collective for Change is next phase of Resist Violence

September 29th, 2021

Pat Romano (Faculty, Humanities) and Kim Simard (Faculty, Cinema | Communications) are beginning to implement the next phase of their Resist Violence project, which has been shared with administrators and educators across Canada and with faculty and professionals at Dawson’s Ped Days. The Creative Collective for Change is the name of a two-year project that…

First National Day for Truth and Reconciliation is Thursday, Sept. 30

September 29th, 2021

Dawson students and employees will experience the first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation at Dawson College on Thursday, Sept. 30.

Click Read More for the homepage news story, which contains a link to all the programming and resources.


Read more about: Orange Shirt Day is Sept. 30

Orange Shirt Day is Sept. 30

September 15th, 2021

All events and resources about Orange Shirt Day are updated and housed here: https://www.dawsoncollege.qc.ca/campus-life-leadership/orange-t-shirt-day-events/ Community Artwork: :Using the design of alumnae Wakenhnhiióhstha Montour, Dawson College students will be invited to contribute to a collective community artwork honouring the survivors and victims of the residential school system. Students will be able to add their tile throughout…

Michelle Smith is an Indigenous Vanier Scholar

September 1st, 2021

In July, Michelle E. Smith (Faculty, Cinema l Communications) was named an Indigenous Vanier Scholar of McGill University.

Michelle's reaction to the news: "I was very excited, very surprised, extremely happy; when I read the acceptance letter my heart was beating so fast it felt like it was jumping out of my chest. I am really happy that the Vanier committee got behind me and my research."

That quote comes from the McGill Reporter. Click Read More to read the whole story.

(Photo credit: McGill University) 


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