First Nations House (FNH) News and Events

The 2020-2021 Indigenous Student Resource and Agenda is now available. This book has useful info, such as U of T Indigenous resources, bursary information, an agenda and more!! If you would like a copy mailed to you send a request to Julie.shepard@utoronto.ca with your name and mailing address.  

Indigenous Grad Writing Group – Tuesdays, 5:30 – 7:30 pm  

Registration now open for Fall Writing Group, being held weekly via Zoom on Tuesdays, from 5:30-7:30pm. Open to all grad students from any of the 3 UT campuses. For more information, contact Bonnie Jane Maracle, Indigenous Learning Strategist, FNH or register here.

Indigenous Academic Workshop Series – September to November

 A series of six 1-hour Indigenous academic workshops via Zoom being held in Fall 2020, open to all students, all campuses, all workshop series is listed on CLN calendar of events. For more information, contact Bonnie Jane Maracle, Indigenous Learning Strategist. Registration for workshops is here.

Virtual Tea Talks – Every Fridays, 1 p.m.   

Grab a cup of your favourite tea and join in with Lee and Bonnie Jane for Indigenous stories and teachings.  

To receive the link, register on CLNx (Events & Workshops > First Nations House)  

Resume and Cover Letter Workshop for Indigenous Students – Tuesday, October 6th, 11am-12pm  

Join Career Exploration and Education’s Indigenous Career Coordinator to learn about strategies to create more effective and captivating résumés and cover letters. You will be able to identify the steps to showcasing key skills, experiences, and accomplishments that can help you stand out.  

Register Here

Kisîwâtisôwin: Self-Compassion Workshop for Indigiqueers: October 8, 2:30 – 4:30 pm   

This workshop is open to all Indigenous students at the University of Toronto who identify as 2-Spirit, or LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, gender non-conforming, along with many other identities). Open to all University of Toronto-St. George Campus! Limited spaces available, please register to secure a spot.   

Register Here  

Kisîwâtisôwin: Self-Compassion & Relationship Workshop for Indigiqueers: October 22, 2:30 – 4:30 pm    

This workshop is open to all Indigenous students at the University of Toronto who identify as 2-Spirit, or LGBTQ+ (lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans, queer, gender non-conforming, along with many other identities). Open to all University of Toronto-St. George Campus! Limited spaces available, please register to secure a spot.   

 Register Here   

Indigenous COVID-19 Information and Resource   

The Indigenous COVID-19 Information and Resources Page is a guide full of information pertaining to health agencies, Indigenous responses to COVID-19 and wellness resources.  This guide is a collaboration between the IEN and the OISE Library. Click here for more information

U of T Community  

U of T’s Orange Shirt Day, September 30   1 – 2:30 p.m.  

Join us for a virtual event on Orange Shirt Day, a national movement in recognition of the experiences of survivors of residential schools in Canada. In the spirit of reconciliation and healing, Canadians are asked to wear an orange shirt on this day to acknowledge that every child matters. Whether you are working or going to school online or in-person, wear your orange shirt on September 30th,  to show your solidarity with Indigenous peoples. Click here for more information 

Move with Culture: Pow Wow Hip Hop Dance Workshop – Thursday October 1 at 5 p.m.   

This outdoor workshop will introduce traditional Pow Wow dancing by incorporating techniques from all styles of Pow Wow dance to the beats of hip-hop music. Instructor Nichole Leveck is a Wyandot artist from Toronto.   

Registration is required: Click here    

Community  

Ryerson 2020, Virtual Pow Wow, September 25   12 – 1:30 pm  

Our Pow Wow will be a live-streamed video which will feature Dancers, Drum Groups, two incredible M.C.’s and more. We will also be launching an online market so you can still shop your favorite vendors on Pow Wow day! You can access more information about the 2020 schedule on the Ryerson pow wow website.

Moon Talks – October 1st, 12:00pm – 1:30pm   

Saagajiwe (Ryerson University) presents Senator Murray Sinclair and Dr. Clem Marshall in conversation about the coming together of African and Indigenous Peoples to end anti-Black and anti-Indigenous racism. All event information can be found on our Eventbrite 


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