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News archive - 2018

Friday, December 21, 2018

Lee Maracle visits campus with choreographer Bill Coleman

Lee Maracle illustration

On October 3, 2018, the Indigenous Speakers Series presented renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance. Watch the full presentation.

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Sacred fire is a space for learning and reconciliation

four women drumming and singing around fire

On a wintery morning in late November, students, staff and faculty gathered around the Ceremonial Fire Grounds beside Laurel Creek for the opening of Bridge: Honouring the Lives of Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and Two Spirit People (MMIWG2S). The sacred fire site now plays a vital part in the Bridge initiative —

Thursday, September 20, 2018

Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples and the Politics of Water

Painting of water and an indigenous individual.

The current issue of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society is out now! It is a special issue edited by Cutcha Risling Baldy and Malanie K. Yazzie focusing on Indigenous Peoples and the politics of water.

Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society solicits any work purposefully engaged in the decolonization process, regardless of discipline or field, encouraging work that actively seeks undisciplinary connections that work both against and beyond the Western academy. 

Tuesday, July 17, 2018

The Blanket Exercise

The Blanket Exercise includes points of reference about the historical and contemporary relationship between Indigenous populations and the imposed colonial systems in Canada.  This activity takes us through a historical timeline of events that have social, political, economic and racial identity implications on Indigenous populations.

Tuesday, April 3, 2018


Poster of the four speakers


170 St. George Street, JHB room 100
Time: Apr 7th, 7:00 pm End: Apr 7th, 9:00 pm
Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Political Science, Law, Faculty of , Indigenous, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Canada, 2000-

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