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Laurier celebrates Indigenous Education Week

Join us as we celebrate Indigenous Education Week from March 5-12, 2018 on our Waterloo and Brantford campuses. All events are free and open to the public, unless otherwise specified. To learn more about Laurier's Indigenous initiatives, visit the Indigenous Students page.

Brantford Campus Events

CFIA Summer Employment Recruiting Event

  • Date: Monday, March 5
  • Time: Noon to 2 p.m. 
  • Location: 111 Darling Street, Brantford Campus Indigenous Student Centre

Writing and Studying Skills Support

  • Date: Monday, March 5
  • Time: 1 to 4 p.m.
  • Location: 111 Darling Street, Brantford Campus Indigenous Student Centre

Beading Condoms Activity

In partnership with the Sexual Assault Centre of Brant.

  • Date: Monday, March 5
  • Time: 7 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: 111 Darling Street, Brantford Campus Indigenous Student Centre

SOAPworks, Bath Fizzies

In partnership with Kitty Lickers, supervisor of the Tyonnhehkwen Green House in Six Nations, and the Laurier Career Centre.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 6
  • Time: 3 to 4:30 p.m.
  • Location: 111 Darling Street, Brantford Campus Indigenous Student Centre

Lunch Followed by Meditation

Meditation led by Brantford campus Elder in Residence, Norma Jacobs.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 7
  • Time: Noon
  • Location: 111 Darling Street, Brantford Campus Indigenous Student Centre

Soup's On

Date: Thursday, March 8
Time: Noon to 2 p.m. 
Location: 111 Darling Street, Brantford Campus Indigenous Student Centre

Waterloo Campus Events

Keynote

Kendal Netmaker, our keynote speaker is an entrepreneur from Sweet Grass First Nation in Saskatchewan. As the founder of Neechie Gear, Netmaker's lecture will touch on his enthusiasm for business, philanthropy and sports.

  • Date: Monday, March 5
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: LHl00l

RSVP: Tickets available on Event Brite "Laurier - Kendal Netmaker."

Soup Lunch

Join us during this free event as the Wellness Centre makes soup and frybread.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 6
  • Time: Noon to 2 p.m.
  • Location: 187 Albert Street

Contact ajewell@lwlu.ca for more details.

Redman Laughing Podcast Party

Laurier Students' Public Interest Research Group (LSPRIG) presents "Land Acknowledgments and More." Ryan McMahon, an Anishinaabe/Metis comedian, is the host of the Redman Laughing podcast. Stop by the Indigenous Student Centre to listen to his funny podcast episode about land acknowledgements. Popcorn will be provided.

  • Date: Tuesday, March 6
  • Time: 7 p.m.
  • Location: 187 Albert Street, Indigenous Student Centre

Indigenous Student Experiences in Education

LSPIRG presents "Indigenous Academic Experiences." Indigenous undergraduate and graduate students are invited to discuss their experiences in education in a sharing circle. Non-Indigenous students and staff are invited to join to listen to the challenges, barriers and successes of our Indigenous students.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 7
  • Time: 12:30 to 2 p.m.
  • Location: Paul Martin Centre

Film Screening: Birth of a Family

Learn about Indigenous experiences with Canada’s child welfare system. The film documents the reunification of Indigenous siblings who were removed from their home as infants during Canada’s infamous Sixties Scoop movement. Following the film, a panel of Laurier staff and alumni will discuss their first-hand experiences in Canada’s child welfare system. 

Waterloo campus Elder Banakonda Kish-Bell Kennedy will open the event. Panel includes Laurier staff and alumni Corri Daniels, C. Elizabeth Best and Michelle Sutherland.

  • Date: Wednesday, March 7
  • Time: 6 to 9 p.m.
  • Location: Bricker Academic Building, room 201

Zaagi'idiwin: Silent, Unquestionable Act of Love

The Robert Langen Art Gallery presents Leanna Marshall's Zaagi'idiwin: Silent, Unquestionable Act of Love. In partnership with the History department, join us at the Laurier Library for a lecture in the morning and Marshall's official reception in the afternoon.

  • Date: Thursday, March 8
  • Lecture Time: 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
  • Reception Time: 4 to 6 p.m.
  • Location: Robert Langen Art Gallery, Laurier Library

RSVP: Contact ajewell@lwlu.ca

The REDdress Project

To bring awareness to the issue of missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada, the students from the Indigenous Field of Study Master in Social Work will be sharing information about the REDress Project Campaign. For more information, please visit theredressproject.org

  • Date: Friday, March 9
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Concourse

Drum Making in the Makerspace

Drop by and witness participants as they make deerhide drums.

  • Date: Friday, March 9
  • Time: 1 p.m.
  • Location: Laurier Library Maker Space

"So They Can Go Home" Moccasin Project: #itstartswithus

A group of students from the Indigenous Field of Study Master of Social Work program invite 30 participants to create baby moccasins as part of a national campaign to raise awareness about the impact of disproportionate numbers of Indigenous children apprehended by child welfare services in Canada.

  • Date: Monday, March 12
  • Time: 1:30 to 4 p.m.
  • Location: 187 Albert Street, Indigenous Student Centre

Register by emailing lickS340@mylaurier.ca