Student Life Events at St. George
Indigenous Education Week 2021
Nov 1, 2021 09:00 AM
Nov 5, 2021 12:00 PM
This year of Indigenous Education Week coincides with Treaty Week. We invite you to join our Tri-Campus events that will focus on understanding Treaties through three important concepts: Reclaiming, Relationships and Responsibilities.
Check out our line-up of events below!
Reclaiming: A Landback Installation
Monday, November 1st 12pm - Friday, November 5th 1pm EDT
Where: University of Toronto, St. George Campus, North Courtyard of the Earth Sciences Building (22 Russell St, Toronto)
First Nations House - Indigenous Student Services will take space and reclaim land on University of Toronto St. George Campus for the entire duration of Indigenous Education Week and Treaty Week. Join us in-person to observe our Cultural Structure that we will be erected at the North Courtyard of the Earth Sciences Building. We invite you to take a moment, think about your connection with the land, and acknowledge the Indigenous-lead efforts to reclaim and protect Creation.
Virtual Guestbook: https://forms.office.com/r/pmj8JS6kuJ
VIRTUAL OR BROADCASTED EVENTS
Indigenous Waves: Let's Talk Treaties
November 1st, 6-8pm EDT
On radio: Indigenous Waves CIUT 89.5FM
In recognition of Indigenous Education Week and Treaty Week, Jenny Blackbird and Jennifer Sylvester from Indigenous Waves radio show will be hosting an extra special broadcast about Treaties. Tune in for music from Indigenous artists and to learn more about Treaties from our guest speakers.
Upholding Excellence: Supporting Indigenous Staff, Faculty & Students
November 2nd 2:00-3:00 pm EDT
Virtual - Zoom
A panel discussion event with various Indigenous professionals in post-secondary. Indigenous Students, Staff and Faculty are integral to developing and furthering the University's commitment to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission as well as fostering a community environment within the institution that is supportive of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous peoples provide unique perspectives, experiences that enhance curriculum, co-curricular activities, research and community.
Shannon Simpson, Director, Office of Indigenous Initiatives
Michael White, Director, Indigenous Student Services, First Nations House
Tee Duke, Assistant Director, UTM Indigenous Initiatives Unit
Kelly Crawford, Assistant Director, UTSC Indigenous Initiatives Unit
Indigenous Book Club
November 3rd, 12pm-2pm EDT
Virtual - Zoom
The Indigenous Book club is a Tri-Campus initiative started at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Campus Department of Student Life in collaboration with the UTSC Library. The Book Club goals are to foster a space of collaboration, sharing, inquiry, and respect amongst faculty, staff, and students through the discovery and awareness of Indigenous authors and themes.
- Participants will learn about Indigenous themes and engage in conversation on different Indigenous perspectives that helps with addressing obligations, responsibilities, solidarity, and supporting resistance of Indigenous people of Canada.
- Learn about Indigenous perspectives on personal gifts and talents, and how the purpose of these gifts is that they are meant to be shared in support of community, ensuring others learn, grow, and benefit from these gifts.
- Participants will identify their own personal gifts and talents, and how they can be utilized in support of Indigenous resistance, solidarity, and allyship.
Dr. Marguerite (Peggy) Hill Memorial Lecture on Indigenous Health
Wednesday, November 3, 2021
5:30pm - 7:00pm
Join faculty, learners, alumni and community members at this annual lecture that raises awareness about Indigenous health and highlights the outstanding work underway.
This year's keynote panel includes Nadia McLaren, Sara Roque and Andrew BalfourJoin faculty, learners, alumni and community members at this annual lecture that raises awareness about Indigenous health and highlights the outstanding work underway.
This year's keynote panel includes Nadia McLaren, Sara Roque and Andrew Balfour
The Gift of Reclaiming Your Family Medicine: A Storytelling Workshop with Richard Van Camp
Friday, November 5, 6:30pm-7:30pm EDT
Virtual - Zoom
Description: Richard Van Camp, a writer of the Dene nation from Fort Smith, Northwest Territories, will share personal stories that have "saved his bacon" and inspire participants to reflect on and appreciate the medicine of laughter Indigenous communities share. Some personal stories recall his time as a bus driver. Other stories from his nation are shared with permission by Elders and Knowledge Keepers. The presentation will share:
- Miracle stories and stories of hope from Elders stories from across Canada.
- Reclaimed Moon and Star Knowledge from the South Slave Region of the NWT
- Reclaimed Community Calendar document from the South Slave Region of the NWT