Friday, October 4, 2019

Jesse Thistle shares Métis micro histories at Indigenous Speakers Series

illustration of Jesse Thistle and thistle imagery

On September 18 the 2019-20 Indigenous Speakers Series opened with Jesse Thistle, a Métis-Cree-Scot from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. His bestselling memoir, From the Ashes (Simon and Schuster Canada), chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. His scholarship is focused on intergenerational and historic trauma of the Métis people, and also reflects on his own past struggles with homelessness.

Monday, September 25, 2017

‘How are you healing?’ What moving forward looks like for Indigenous women

Amy Smoke with her family members watch daughter in Indigenous regalia

Story from the Waterloo Region Record, September 23, 2017. As part of the conversation surrounding intergenerational trauma and reconciliation, seven female leaders from different parts of Waterloo Region’s Indigenous community share their personal healing journeys.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

3,000 Indigenous Lands in Google Maps

Google Maps of 3,000 Indigenous reserves and territories in Canada

Google has added 3,000 Canadian Indigenous reserves and settlement lands to Google Maps and Google Earth platforms.

The search engine giant unveiled the project on Wednesday, which is National Aboriginal Day in Canada. Steven DeRoy, an Indigenous cartographer who played a key role in the initiative says that the “impetus for the project was to make sure that Indigenous peoples are reflected on the base maps.”

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Water is Life Panel Discussion - Livestream


Livestream Panel Discussion with an introduction from Dr. Shiv Chopra, the internationally recognized leaders on our panel - women who've spent lifetimes in service to the interests of the people - are inspirational speakers who challenge audiences to act.

Friday, April 21, 2017

Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre wins Equity and Inclusivity Award

four women smile holding plaque

If you’ve ever been to an event at the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre (WAEC), you might have a pretty good idea of why the University’s Status of Women and Equity Committee (SWEC) awarded the Centre with the 2017 Equity and Inclusivity Award.