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Opening Ceremony: National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21, 2021
11:00 AM EDT - 12:00 PM EDT
Online via Zoom
Open To
Students, faculty, staff and the general public
Sloan (Jo) Miller (Traditional Counsellor) at
Eagle staff
June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

Community members are invited to join us for the opening ceremony of National Indigenous Peoples Day. Remarks will be shared by:

  • Joanne Okimawininew Dallaire, Elder (Ke Shay Hayo) and Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation
  • Dr. Mohamed Lachemi, President and Vice-Chancellor
  • Dr. Denise O’Neil Green, Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion
  • Monica McKay, Director, Aboriginal Initiatives

Learn the significance of June 21 and the summer solstice

Following remarks, Joanne and Amy Desjarlais Waabishka Kakaki Zhaawshko Shkeezhgokwe (White Raven Woman with Turquoise Eyes) will share a teaching about the significance of June 21st and the summer solstice.

Curtis Maloley (Educational Developer, Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching) will share resources for self-guided learning so you can participate in truth and reconciliation.

Live captioning will be provided on Zoom

The university is committed to the accessibility and inclusion of persons with disabilities. If you require any additional accessibility accommodations to ensure your full participation, please let us know on the registration form or email


If you have any questions about this event, please email Sloan (Jo) Miller, Traditional Counsellor, at