Indigenous Education Week

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Indigenous Education Week is an annual week-long series of events that highlights the contributions Indigenous knowledge has made to education. It’s a chance for students, staff, faculty and the community to participate in and learn about diverse Indigenous cultures, both local and global.

Upcoming Events
The Blanket Exercise: Experience and Facilitator Training

Developed by KAIROS Canada, the Blanket Exercise is based on participatory popular education methodology and the major themes and findings of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples.

When: Jan. 19, 2017, 8:30 am-4 pm
Where: East Common Room, Hart House
Cost: Free / Register at www.kairosblanketexercise.org/register by January 13.

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Sunday Concerts: Digging Roots

Hart House and CIUT are pleased to support Indigenous Education Week at U of T with a unforgettable concert performance by Juno Award winners Digging Roots; followed by an artist talk/Q&A led by Jamaias Da Costa host and producer of CIUT’s Indigenous Waves.

When: Sun., Jan. 22, 2017, 3-4:30 pm
Where: Great Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free

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Talking Walls Exhibition

Moccassin. Tipi. Popcorn. Maple Syrup. These are just some of the innovations and inventions of Aboriginal peoples. This educational exhibit aims to promote a more positive and authentic narrative about Indigenous peoples.

When: January 23–27, 2017
Where: Main Hall, Hart House
Cost: Free

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Storying Together

This event will feature a screening of Weaving the Sash, a short film about urban Métis youth connecting to identity and community through culture and tradition, digital stories from Metis community members, and an in-person sharing circle facilitated by Métis student, Elise St. Germain and settler-Canadian student, Gabriele Simmons.

When: Tues., Jan. 24, 2017, 6:30-9 pm
Where:
East Common Room, Hart House
Cost:
Free

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We are the Future: Art, Media, & Representation

Join multi-media artist, professor and Arab Hip Hop movement pioneer Yassin Alsalman “Narcy” in conversation with journalist and radio producer at CBC’s The Current Pacinthe Mattar as they discuss the significance of art, media and representation for humanizing peoples who are not widely perceived and represented as fully human.

When: Tues., Jan. 24, 2017, 7 pm
Where: Music Room, Hart House
Cost: Free

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From Basra to Standing Rock: Decolonial Love, Hip Hop and Solidarity

As part of Hart House’s Indigenous Education Week programming, join First Nations MC Quese IMC in conversation with Iraqi Canadian journalist and Hip Hop MC The Narcicyst as they examine how and in what ways hip hop is building new solidarities between Indigenous communities and other racialized groups to combat colonialism in support of social equality through a lens love, partnership and protest.

When: Wed., Jan. 25, 2017, 2-4 pm
Where:
DEbates Room, Hart House
Cost:
Free

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