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Event Recordings

Indigenous Education Week

We are our stories: Come share with us

The theme of this year’s Indigenous Education Week is “We are our Stories, Come Share with us.” The Office of Indigenous Initiatives has invited four guests to share their stories with students and the community throughout the week.

Public Lecture with Janet Rogers 

Janet Rogers, poet, author, broadcaster and documentary producer, will read from Ego of a Nation and discuss a number of literary issues, publishing, self-publishing, media and poetry. 

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Conversation with Jody Wilson-Raybould 

A conversation about From Where I Stand and the reconciliation process in Canada between Member of Parliament Jody Wilson Raybould and Melissa Ireland, director and interim senior advisor of Indigenous Initiatives at Laurier. 

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Through Pandemics and Trauma: Indigenous Futures Cannot be Stopped and Here's Why 

Author and educator Niigaanwewidam James Sinclair will provide an overview of the specific methods that Indigenous cultures and communities use to resist, create, and re-create their communities - and how these can be shared in order to support their future mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual selves today. 

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Public Lecture with Lee Maracle 

Lee Maracle, author and mentor, returns to speak with the Indigenous Student Centre about the importance of storytelling. 

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