Monday, October 25, 2021 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Hoop dance performance and workshop with Feryn King

Join the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, Department of History, and Department of Fine Arts for a hoop dance performance and workshop with Feryn King.

Feryn King is a hoop dancer from Akwesasne First Nation who recently toured throughout Europe with Cirque de Soleil. We are grateful that she will share her talents and this thrilling form of Indigenous dance with our Waterloo community, in this social-distanced space.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

INI103: Métis 101

Presentation on Métis culture and history, including with the ethnogenesis of the Métis, "Who Are the Métis?", their unique and rich culture and language. Why did they disappear in history? Where are they today? 

Tuesday, October 5, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Virtual KAIROS Blanket Exercise

Developed in collaboration with Indigenous Elders, Knowledge Keepers and educators, the KAIROS Blanket Exercise (KBE) is an interactive and experiential teaching tool that explores the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in the land we now know as Canada.

Friday, September 24, 2021 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

INI102: You Don't Know What You Don't Know Part 1

The Indigenous Initiatives Office is pleased to have Ela Smith present this two-part workshop where campus community members will gain a deeper understanding of historic and current realities for First Nations, Métis and Inuit (FNMI) people in Ontario and Canada