The Indigenous Speakers Series is proud to present Ava Hill, former chief of the largest First Nation in Canada, the community of Six Nations of the Grand River. PLEASE NOTE THIS EVENT IS CANCELLED.
The Department of Fine Arts presents this hour-long program of short films and videos by Indigenous women artists focusing on the environment. Curated by Nina Czegledy from the VTape collection, the series features works by Dana Claxton, Alethea Arnaquq-Baril, Shelley Niro, Cara Mumford, Lisa Jackson, Amanda Strong, Helen Haig-Brown, and Vanessa Dion Fletcher.
Meet Jean Becker, UWaterloo’s first director of Indigenous initiatives, in conversation with Lori Campbell, director of the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre. Over many years in the Waterloo region, Jean has built reciprocal and respectful relationships between post-secondary institutions and First Nations, Métis, and Inuit communities. We are now very fortunate to have her back on campus to guide our university’s Indigenous initiatives and effective response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's calls to action. Jean is Inuk and a member of the Nunatsiavut Territory of Labrador.