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Events - 2017

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 7:00 PM EDT
Roberta Jamieson with members of UWaterloo

How are universities responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action? Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of Wilfrid Laurier University and the University of Waterloo will talk about the challenges and opportunities for indigenization on our campuses.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:30 PM EDT

Issues of diversity and inclusion are front and centre in today’s culture. As our population diversifies, it’s important to prepare for culture shifts and to engage empathetically with a diverse group of people. Looking at the hurdles towards inclusion, this talk looks to break down those barriers and encourage inclusion on all levels. This presentation positions inclusion as a benchmark and pathway to success for business, institutions and the broader culture. Jesse Wente offers up key strategies to increasing inclusion and diversity.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017 1:30 PM EDT
archival photo of Indigenous children in classroom

The Calls to Action of Canada’s Truth and Reconciliation Commission in many ways focused on language.  In this talk, Dr. Jane Griffith will share her research on English language instruction in Indian residential schools, revealing attempts at linguicide--what Andrea Bear Nicholas defines as killing a language, not (necessarily) the speaker.

Wednesday, March 29, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 6:00 PM EDT
Author Sylvia McAdam and her book cover

The Indigenous Speaker Series presents Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) citizen of the nêhiyaw Nation and co-founder of the Idle No More movement. She is a recipient of numerous awards and remains active in the global grassroots Indigenous-led resistance.

Thursday, March 2, 2017 — 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM EST
Kim Tallbear lecture poster detail

Techne: Wilfrid Laurier University Biopolitical Research Group and the International Migration Research Centre invite you to an exciting public lecture by Dr. Kim TallBear, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Peoples, Technoscience and Environment at the University of Alberta).

Tuesday, February 28, 2017 — 4:00 PM to 5:30 PM EST
map showing detail of the Haldimand Tract

The Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre and the Faculty of Arts are pleased to announce a new Indigenous Speakers Series highlighting the voices of Indigenous artists, writers, activists, and leaders from across Turtle Island.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017 — 7:00 PM EST to Thursday, April 13, 2017 — 4:30 PM EDT
Poster detail with photo of indigenous couple in their home

Conrad Grebel University College and Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre present a community photography project led by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao, with members of the Aboriginal community in the Hamilton area sharing their stories in their homes.

Sunday, December 11, 2016 — 9:30 PM EST to Sunday, March 12, 2017 — 5:00 PM EDT
detail from Kent Monkman painting of a massacre

Kent Monkman is a Canadian artist of Cree ancestry whose work has been lauded for its humorous and sexually-charged critique of Canada's colonial past. Working across a variety of mediums - including painting, installation, film and performance - Monkman reimagines how betrayal and self-preservation are entangled within our national history.

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