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Powerful stories bring Indigenous perspectives to higher education

February 9th, 2021

Storytelling is at the heart of the oral cultures of Indigenous peoples in Canada. A unique project in Quebec led by Dawson College faculty uses storytelling to advance the inclusion and welcome of Indigenous cultures and students in higher education institutions.

“Our project is about changing the culture in academic institutions, underlining the need for Indigenous people to have leadership roles within these institutions and making sure that Indigenous perspectives are reflected and part of the educational experience for everyone,” explained Michelle Smith, a faculty member of Dawson’s Cinema | Communications Department and principal investigator.

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We can all participate in decolonization

January 28th, 2020

Decolonization was the subject of two workshops at Ped Days Jan. 13-14. Everyone can participate in decolonization efforts, Catherine Richardson said at her workshop. To read more of what she shared and to get practical tips and resources on decolonization, click Read More to go to the news article.


Jan. 30: Mohawk Environmental Stewardship and Action

January 28th, 2020

In the first environment seminar of the semester, the Environmental Studies and Science Profiles welcome Chief Ross Montour and Lynn Konwaia’tanón:we’s Jacobs to discuss environmental stewardship and action. Chief Ross Montour will speak about the work of the Mohawk Council of Kahnawá:ke Consultation Committee and Kahnawà:ke’s role in the review of environmental permits and authorizations…

Certificate of Decolonization and Indigenization Studies

January 21st, 2020

The Certificate of Decolonization and Indigenization Studies offers students the possibility of exploring Canada’s settler-colonial relationship to the wide diversity of Indigenous peoples who have been on these lands for millennia, while also learning about the many ways that Indigenous peoples have continued to strengthen their cultures amidst the challenges of settler-colonialism. The Decolonization and Indigenization Studies certificate will…

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Last Modified: February 9, 2021

 

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