• Free Event – A Virtual Conversation with Filmmaker Courtney Montour


    Please join us for a very special event. 

    A virtual conversation with filmmaker Courtney Montour

    Tuesday, March 22, 2022, 7-8 p.m.

    Montour will discuss her award-winning documentary film Mary Two-Axe Earley: I Am Indian Again (National Film Board of Canada, 2021, 34 min.).

    The film shares the powerful story of Mary Two-Axe Earley, who fought for more than two decades to challenge sex discrimination against First Nations women embedded in Canada’s Indian Act and became a key figure in Canada’s women’s rights movement.

    The film will be made available to registrants in advance.

    To register, click here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/a-virtual-conversation-with-courtney-montour-tickets-293632672227  

     The film will include have American Sign Language interpretation 

    About the filmmaker: Courtney Montour (Kanien’kehá:ka [Mohawk]) works in documentary film and digital media exploring issues of Indigenous identity. Her work includes the documentaries Sex Spirit Strength (2016) and Flat Rocks (2017) and episodes of the documentary series Mohawk Ironworkers (2016) and Skindigenous (2021). She co-created and coordinated McGill University’s Indigenous Field Studies course, held in Kahnawake, for eight years.

    Co-sponsors: Brock University Faculty of Humanities Dean’s Discretionary Fund; Department of Communication, Popular Culture, and Film; Department of History; Centre for Canadian Studies; Centre for Women’s and Gender Studies; Indigenous Studies; Office of the Vice Provost, Indigenous Engagement. Special thanks to Donna Cowan of the National Film Board for her assistance.

    Event poster available here

  • Would you like to donate to help the people of Ukraine?

    On March 8, 2022, the Centre for Canadian Studies hosted an expert panel The Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Canadian Perspectives featuring Irene Schumylo-Newton, President of the Ukrainian Canadian Congress-Niagara Branch; Stefan Dolgert, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science; and Gregor Kranjc, Associate Professor in the Department of History.

    One of the most frequently asked questions was how Canadians can help the people of Ukraine.  Irene suggested donating to the Canada-Ukraine Foundation to get the help where it is needed most.  Please click here if you would like to donate.

    Thank  you!

  • Free Online Event – The Russian Invasion of Ukraine – Canadian Perspectives

    Click here to register to receive your event link.

  • Brock Talks: Port Colborne’s Tennessee Avenue featuring Michelle Vosburgh

    Click here to register for this free event!