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Indigenous Awareness Week

Indigenous Awareness Week

Indigenous Awareness Week 2017 events - View Programme!

Monday March 20th

  • 7:00am to 8:00am - Sunrise Ceremony - behind Weldon Library - View Poster
    Greet the morning sun over a sacred fire and help set the tone culturally, emotionally, intellectually and spiritually for the week.

  • 8:00am to 9:00am - Community Breakfast - Indigenous Services, WSS Room 2100
    Come and visit Indigenous Services space and enjoy a light meal together. 

  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Monty McGahey II Ojibway Language and Leadership
    UCC 147B

Tuesday March 21st

  • 12:00pm to 1:30pm - Chippewa of the Thames First Nation VS Enbridge Pipelines ET AL
    Moot Coutroom, Faculty of Law

  • 12:30pm to 2:00pm - Western Law Reads
    Faculty of Law Common Lounge

  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm - Extractive and Indigenous Affairs Moot Court Final I
    Moot Courtroom, Faculty of Law

  • 2:00pm to 3:00pm - I.D.I Panel:"Canada 150: Indigenous Perspectives"
    UCC Council Chambers Room 315

Wednesday March 22nd

  • 8:30am to 1:30pm - Indigenous Health and Wellness Day - View Poster
    PHFM 1150

  • 12:30pm to 1:30pm - Indigenous Celestial Knowledge Panel and Film Shorts
    UCC 290 - McKellar Room

    The Celestial Bear: the Six Nations' Night Sky Film Screening - View Poster

    "That is how I heard the story, so I thought that is how you would her it well..." Join us for a fascinating show that blends local culture, history and modern-day astronomy that shares the Six Nations' sky lore and language through traditional indigenous night-sky stories. With narration and visuals by a live presentation and pre-recorded excerpts (in English, Mohawk and Cayuga), learn about the story of the bear and the brothers and how it is retold every year with the rotating patterns in the night sky. See the same stars with a completely different understanding and appreciation!

  • ImagineNATIVE Film Festival Screenings - UCC 290 - McKellar Room  - View Poster
    1:45pm - "Taking Aim" film shorts
    3:00pm - "The Angry Inuk"
    4:30pm - "ONECA transitions: Indigenous Services Testimonial Video" and premier of "LUV" by Darr Sands

  • 1:00pm to 3:00pm - Leadership Speaker Series: Tanaya Winder
    UCC Council Chambers Room 315

Thursday March 23rd

Indigenous Career Fair - View Poster

  • 11:30am to 2:00pm - Youth Career Fair
    UCC 269, Community Room

  • 12:00pm to 12:45pm - Law School Info Session: How to apply and what to expect
    Mustang Lounge, UCC

  • 12:45pm to 2:00pm - SAGE: Mike Etherington, Child of the North "Applying Land Based Principles to the Urban Context"
    Mustang Lounge, UCC

Friday March 24th

  • 10:00am to 11:30pm - "Indigenizing the University Panel: People, Places and the Spaces in Between"
    UCC Council Chambers Room 315

  • 1:00pm to 2:00pm - Tanaya Winder Spoken Word Workshop - View Poster
    UCC Council Chambers Room 315

    Tanaya Winder is a writer, educator, motivational speaker, and performance poet from the Southern Ute, Duckwater Shoshane, and Pyramid Lake Paiute Nations. She grew up on the Southern Ute Indian reservation and attended college at Stanford University where she earned a BA in English and the University of New Mexico where she received an MFA in creative writing.

Saturday March 25th

  • 11:00am to 6:00pm - Indigenous Student Association 11th Annual Pow Wow - View Poster
    Mustang Lounge, UCC

  • 6:00pm to 10:00pm - Indigenous Student Association Haudenosaunee Social
    Mustang Lounge, UCC