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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.

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Decolonizing the Library/Decolonize the Catalogue:

Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in the library computer lab (6C.2)

The library’s Technical Services team invites interested students, faculty and staff to join us for a behind-the-scenes look at our efforts to “Decolonize the Catalogue.” This initiative is rooted in a commitment to identify and remove outdated and problematic subject headings in our library’s classification scheme (The Library of Congress), and to replace them with more inclusive and accurate headings. This session will share the inner workings of our project, which is guided by the work of other large-scale initiatives.

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Land Acknowledgements

Tuesday, Sept. 27 from 1:00 to 2:15 p.m. Virtual Session

Kanien’keha:ka Elder Dr. Donna Kahérakwas Goodleaf discusses land acknowledgements.

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Truth before Reconciliation: acknowledging the colonial history of Dawson College

Thursday, Sept. 29 from 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. in room 3F.43

The history of Dawson’s land and Indigenous Peoples with Dr. Ben Lander, history teacher and co-founder of the Dawson College Oral History Project.

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Want to do more?

On Friday, Sept. 30, there will be a March sponsored by the Native Women’s Shelter and Resilience Montreal. Get involved and find details on the Orange Shirt Day events page.

Last Modified: September 21, 2022