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Aboriginal Awareness Week
October 17 – 21, 2016
Maria Shallard, who spoke at our first Indigenous Peoples of Canada lecture, shared the following information on activities taking place a the University to celebrate Aboriginal Awareness Week.
Throughout the week the University Centre will also have hot lunches of various Aboriginal dishes as well.
White Pine Dancers Performance & Aboriginal Food Tasting Monday October 17; 12-1pm
in the UC Courtyard
Enjoy the dances, music and Ojibway storytelling performance of the White Pine Dancers while sampling Aboriginal delights including: roast venison, Alaskan baked salmon, wild rice, corn soup, blueberry bannock and cedar tea. Vegetarian indian tacos are also available for vegetarians. $5 for meat sampler, $4 for vegetarian sampler.
Community Drum Circle Monday October 17; 6-7:30pm in Programming Room, 2nd Floor, Guelph Civic Museum
Please join us for a Community Drum Circle. No experience necessary and everyone is welcome. Drums and shakers are available and women may wish to wear a long skirt. Facilitated by Jan Sherman
Métis Finger Weaving Tuesday October 18; 10am-1230pm at the Aboriginal Resource Centre
Join your University of Guelph Métis Infinite Reach Facilitators as they discuss stories behind the colourful Métis sash and teach you how to make one of your own!
Indigenous Sovereignty, Resistance and Allyship with Lee Maracle Tuesday October 18; 530-7pm in UC 442
Please join Lee Maracle a celebrated Coast Salish author, poet, educator, storyteller and performing artist for a discussion at UC 442.
Soup & Bannock Lunch with Dreamcatcher Making Workshop Wednesday October 19; 12-2pm at the Aboriginal Resource Centre
Join the Aboriginal Resource Centre & the Aboriginal Student Association for a free hot lunch and dream catcher making! Lunch is served at noon, but dream catcher making will be happening from 12-2pm
What is a dream catcher? Dream catchers are meant to help give you a good night’s sleep. All around us are dreams, both good and bad and the dream catcher sifts through them. The good dreams can find their way through the centre, but the bad dreams get caught in the web and perish in the morning light.
This workshop is brought to you by the Office of Intercultural Affairs and the Aboriginal Student Association
Tea &Teachings with Elders Wednesday October 19; 2-4pm at the Aboriginal Resource Centre
Join our Visiting Elders for a tea and teaching circle as part of Aboriginal Awareness Week. Students, faculty and staff all welcome.
Faceless Doll Workshop Thursday October 20; 10am-12pm at Guelph Resource Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity
Each Faceless doll represents a First Nations, Metis, or Inuit women. The Faceless Doll Project came out of research conducted by the Ontario Native Women’s Association (ONWA). The dolls are a visual representation of the girls and women who need to be remembered and they offer a way to find closure for their grieving families. In the known cases of missing and murdered women and girls, they are people’s sisters, mothers, aunts, grandmothers, and friends. By creating these dolls we raise awareness, value, and give a voice to those who have gone missing or have been murdered.
This workshop is brought to you by the Office of Intercultural Affairs and Guelph Centre for Gender Empowerment and Diversity (GRCGED)
Let’s Talk About Truth & Reconciliation Thursday October 20; 1-230pm at the Aboriginal Resource Centre
We are all treaty people. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission recommendations affect all of us, and offer the opportunity to make healthy change for the greater good of all in Canada. This Sharing Circle focuses on beginning a conversation about what this means.
Sounds of the Nation Thursday October 20; 730-930pm at the Bullring
Join First Nations, Metis and Inuit students and local performers as they highlight their talents in music, spoken word and poetry behind the microphone. This event will be filled with sounds from Turtle Island and is a great chance to relax during the semester and meet new people.
Qallunaat Film screening Friday October 21; 10am-12pm at the Aboriginal Resource Centre
Join us at the Aboriginal Resource Centre for a screening of Qallunaat! A collaboration between filmmaker Mark Sandiford and Inuit writer and satirist Zebedee Nungak, this film brings the documentary form to an unexpected place in which oppression, history, and comedy collide.
Research Ethics in Aboriginal Communities Friday October 21; 1-3 pm at UC 442
Join us in the UC Room 442 for a discussion with Sandy Auld, Director of Research Ethics, about working with Aboriginal people, communities and organizations in research. This is a great opportunity for senior undergraduates and graduate researchers pursuing work in Aboriginal communities or contexts.
For all Aboriginal Awareness Week events go to gryphlife.ca
Everyone is Welcome
To access the poster for the week, CLICK HERE.