Category Archives: Annual

Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund

The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund is a charity inspired by the stories of Gord Downie and Chanie Wenjack. The main goal of this charity to build and better understanding of the truths of residential schools, Indigenous culture and … Continue reading

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Treaty Recognition Week (Ontario)

The Ontario government is working towards reconciliation by recognising the colonial practices of treaty making which worked to “exploit, assimilate and eradicate” (Ontario.ca) Indigenous peoples. In a step towards reconciliation, the Ontario government has recognised the first week of November … Continue reading

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Social Justice Week at Ryerson University

Every year, Ryerson University’s Social Justice Week kicks off with the first day dedicated to Indigenous justice. The first day includes an Annual Truth and Reconciliation Commission Check-In. This event is an opportunity for the Ryerson community to share and … Continue reading

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Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies: Decolonizing Conference 2016

The Centre for Integrative Anti-Racism Studies (CIARS) brings together faculty, students and community organizations whose research interests and political commitments are in anti-racism and critical race studies. In November 2016, CIARS held its three-day international conference to lead critical discussions on the theme … Continue reading

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River Run 2016: Healthy river, healthy people

In Spring 2016, individuals from Grassy Narrows First Nation traveled 1700 km to Toronto, Ontario to address Premier Kathleen Wynne. They demanded justice, and for the 9000 kg of mercury that was dumped in their river in the sixties to … Continue reading

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Re-Igniting the Sacred Power of Creation: Essential Knowledges for Transformative Action

Re-Igniting the Sacred Power of Creation: Essential Knowledges for Transformative Action, is the name of the first Indigenous Environmental Studies/Sciences (IESS) conference. It was held at Trent University April 22-24, 2016. The conference brought together Indigenous elders and knowledge holders … Continue reading

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Mi’kmaq Treaty Day and History Month

October 1st is Mi’kmaq Treaty Day and was established in 1986. It celebrates the relationship between the Mi’kmaq people in Nova Scotia and the Crown. During the month of October, which is Mi’kmaq History Month, there are many events available for … Continue reading

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Indigenous Health Conference

This annual interdisciplinary conference is hosted by the Continuing Professional Development Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto.  The conference has a strong focus on the voices of Indigenous people, and is committed to improving knowledge sharing and cultural sensitivity for better … Continue reading

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Decolonizing Our Minds

The Equity Studies Student Union at the University of Toronto annually hosts a conference entitled “Decolonizing Our Minds”. Each year, community members and students come together to identify and engage with structural oppression and marginalization, colonial domination and resistance. Over … Continue reading

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Children Create Treaty-themed Spoken Word Poetry in Cree Language

An educational initiative funded by a TreatySmarts grant from ArtSmarts Saskatchewan brought children together from two schools (St. Frances School and Oskayak High School) to write spoken word poetry using the Cree language on the theme of treaties. The use … Continue reading

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