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Jun 19
Indigenous Awareness Week - June 19 to 23

Location Trafalgar - 1430 Trafalgar Road, Oakville, Ontario, L6H2L1

Come join the Centre for Indigenous Learning and Support in celebrating Indigenous Awareness Week here at the Trafalgar Campus. We have partnered with the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences, National Film Board of Canada and the Oakville Performing Arts Centre to bring you exciting events and opportunities.

We are Treaty People
Monday, June 19th, 2017 11 am
C142, Trafalgar Campus

This lunch and learn provides participants with an opportunity to learn and discuss Canada’s Treaties with Indigenous peoples.

Paddle Song: The life of Pauline Johnson – Cheri Maracle Performance
Tuesday, June 20th, 2017 12 pm – 1 pm
Between C & B wing, Trafalgar Campus

Cheri Maracle recreates the performances of famed poetess E.Pauline Johnson. Her powerful story is brought to life in Paddle Song, an energetic, humorous, one-hour, one-woman musical which captures the heart and journey of young Pauline, canoeing the Grand River at home on Chiefswood, her promising career just beginning, to earning her place on stages in Ontario, then Canada, the United States and Great Britain.

Kairos Blanket Exercise
Wednesday, June 21st, 2017 12-1pm
Between C & B wing, Trafalgar Campus

The KAIROS Blanket Exercise is an interactive learning experience that teaches the history of the Indigenous right were rarely taught. Developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples—which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation, the Blanket Exercise covers over 500 years of history in a one and a half hour participatory workshop.

The Road Forward Film Screening
Friday, June 23rd, 2017 12-2pm
S235, Trafalgar Campus

The Road Forward, a musical documentary by Marie Clements, connects a pivotal moment in Canada’s civil rights history—the beginnings of Indian Nationalism in the 1930s—with the powerful momentum of First Nations activism today.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Nya:weh, Thank you, Miigwetch

Indigenous Awareness Week poster