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National Indigenous Peoples Day

National Indigenous Peoples Day at Ryerson

June is National Indigenous History Month and Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services (RASS), in Partnership with Aboriginal Initiatives, Student Affairs and the Learning and Teaching Office (LTO) is celebrating the cultures and contributions of the First Nations, Inuit and Métis Indigenous peoples on June 21st.
  • WHAT:
    National Indigenous Peoples Day at Ryerson
  • DATE:
    June 21 2019
  • TIME:
    10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • WHERE:
    POD 250
  • OPEN TO:
    Ryerson Community
    For more information, please contact Brian Norton, Program Coordinator, 416-979-5000 ext. 3327

Schedule of Events:

10 a.m. - 10:30 a.m. - Coffee / tea and light snacks

10:30 a.m. - 10:45 am - Welcome by Joanne (Okimawininew) Dallaire, Ryerson Elder, and Denise O’Neil Green, Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion

11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. - Panel discussion: Talking Treaties.  Guests include:

  • Jon Johnson, PhD, Woodsworth College, University of Toronto
  • David McNab, PhD, Professor Emeritus, York University
  • Suzanne Methot, Author of ‘Legacy: Trauma, Story, and Indigenous Healing’
  • Moderated by: Christa Hinds, PhD, Labour Relations Manager, Ryerson University

12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.  Lunch

1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m. - Three short film screening created by three Indigenous women.  Films were curated by Victoria Anderson Gardner. A panel discussion will follow the screening.

 2:30 p.m. - 4 p.m. - Interactive Art College Project with Presley Mills (MA, Fashion).