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Indigenous Education

Engaging with Indigenous Knowledges

Recordings and Resources for Self-Guided Learning

These resources were compiled for National Indigenous People's Month, and the page will continue to grow as more events are held. We hope you will explore these videos, podcasts, and links to further your own learning and to celebrate Indigenous knowledges and scholarship. For a list of books and films available to the university community, the Library has compiled a page of additional resources.

Elder Joanne Dallaire

Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services

▶︁ Watch Elder Joanne Dallaire's Teachings Part 1 (1:55:47)

▶︁ Watch Elder Joanne Dallaire's Teachings Part 2 (46:40)


Keitha Keeshig Drawing

Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion (OVPECI)

▶︁ Watch Soup & Substance: Being Aboriginal at Ryerson Part 1 (57:18)

▶︁ Watch Soup & Substance: Being Aboriginal at Ryerson Part 2 (51:50)

▶︁ Watch Decolonization series: Those who are helpers/staff (1:00:55)

▶︁ Watch Decolonization series: Those Who Teach (47:28)

▶︁ Watch Decolonization series: Hearing from our Learners - our Students (48:14)

▶︁ Watch Decolonization Series: Learning from our Grandparents and Knowledge Keepers (42:01)

Lynn Lavallée

Faculty of Community Services

▶︁ Watch Indigenous Resurgence through Relations (1:17:59)

 Read International Indigenous Intellectual Speaker Series

▶︁ Watch Climate Change and Indigenous Sovereignty (3:01:41)

▶︁ Watch Climate Change and Indigenous Sovereignty (54:19)

Lenny Carpenter

Faculty of Communication and Design

▶︁ Watch Beyond Missing and Murdered women: Covering Indigenous Communities (1:31:41)

Upcoming Events 

Generous Futures: Indigenous Perspectives Decolonizing

Generous Futures: Indigenous Perspectives Decolonizing

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 from 1:00 PM – 2:00 PM 

Presented by Ryerson Alumni 

What does giving look like from an Indigenous lens? How do colonial ways of giving continue to harm and exclude Indigenous peoples? This discussion will address how the charitable sector needs to reconcile with its “saviour complex” in order to move forward. Our panelists will wade through what needs to shift in order to respectfully engage and build reciprocal relationships with Indigenous peoples when exploring the future of giving and sharing on Turtle Island.

Moderated by: Damien Lee, Assistant Professor & Canada Research Chair in Biskaabiiyang and Indigenous Political Resurgence, Ryerson University


  • Sky Bridges, CEO, The Winnipeg Foundation
  • Kris Archie, CEO, Circle on Philanthropy
  • Robert Watts, Chair of the Board, The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fund
Ryerson Indigenous Week

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day

June 21 is National Indigenous Peoples Day, a day for all Canadians to both recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples. Every nation and community, as well as each individual connected to them, have their own complex histories and unique stories that challenge the misconception of a monolithic Indigenous identity. 

This day also presents an opportunity to reflect and reaffirm your commitment to actively participate in truth and reconciliation every day.

This page was compiled by the 2021 National Indigenous Peoples Day organizing committee, organized by Aboriginal Student Services (as part of Aboriginal Initiatives in the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion) in partnership with the Centre for Excellence in Learning and Teaching, Library, School of Early Childhood Studies, School of Midwifery and Human Resources. This page is updated regularly, check back often.

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