Event: Tecumseh Final Speaker Series

Join the Tecumseh Centre for Aboriginal Research and Education for a Speaker Series examining a range of issues running from June 19 to July 31.

What is Indigenous?

Connie McGregor (Bomberry), Mohawk Nation

Indigenous identity is complex and varies amongst all Indigenous peoples; this workshop will expand on this reality. Participants will contemplate ideas linked to “What is Indigenous?” The facilitator will access multimedia resources to present Indigenous Elders sharing knowledge about their unique cultures.

Tues., June 19
12 to 2 p.m.
Welch Hall Atrium

Understanding Privilege

Michelle Thomas, Seneca Nation, Bear Clan

Considering the concept of privilege and impacts it can have on a student’s experience within an institution. The historical context of Indigenous people, including inter-generational impacts of trauma, will be explored through lecture, video, and inter-active activities.

Thurs., July 5
12 to 2 p.m.
Welch Hall Atrium

Sharing a personal experience at the Mohawk Institute Residential School

Dawn Hill

Reflecting on the past, Dawn Hill, a residential school survivor will share her personal story and experience at the Mohawk Institute Residential School. Dawn will give voice to a piece of our history that needs to be acknowledged in order to heal and move forward.

Wed., July 18 
12 to 2 p.m.
Welch Hall Atrium

Creating a Culturally Responsive Mindset

Luanne Martin, Mohawk Nation, Turtle Clan
Catherine Jamieson, Bear Clan

In light of Truth and Reconciliation being at the forefront of many conversations, it is important to remember that reconciliation requires action. This workshop will explore reconciling the historic truths of First Nations, Metis and Inuit in a Canadian context. An emphasis will be placed on Haudenosaune epistemology.

Wed., July 25
12 to 2 p.m.
Welch Hall Atrium

Our Sisters in Spirit

Nick Printup is both Beaver Clan, Onondaga Nation and Algonquin, Kitigan Zibi Anishinabeg First Nation

A short documentary film, Our Sisters in Spirit, explores the national public inquiry into Canada’s missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls. The film is intended to help educate the public on the severity of this tragic issue while exposing an array of case specific injustices. The film won Best Documentary and Best Cinematography at the College’s Film, Radio and Television Awards.

Tues., July 31
12 to 2 p.m.
Welch Hall Atrium