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SLC Events During Indigenous History Month

Among the various visual elements illustrating Indigenous cultures, the sun (the summer solstice) is at the center which is at the heart of the festivities. The First Nations, Inuit and Métis as well as the four elements of nature (earth, water, fire and air) are represented in the image and shown opposite. The whole visual is supported by a multicolored smoke* reminding us of Indigenous spirituality but also the colors of the rainbow - symbol of inclusion and diversity of all First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities and their members.

Shared by Jessie Pengelly, Indigenous Student Advisor, on behalf of the Indigenous Services Team

The Indigenous Services Team has planned many wonderful events this month. Upcoming SLC Events for National Indigenous History Month and Indigenous Peoples Day:

June 14: Personalizing Your Land Acknowledgement 10-11am. Join Indigenous Services as we discuss the significance of acknowledging Indigenous lands and opening gatherings in a good way. Work in break-out groups to personalize the land acknowledgement and develop relations with the history of Indigenous peoples. Email indigenousservices@sl.on.ca to register.

June 16: The Angry Inuk: Cultural Prejudice in the Media 12-1pm. Watch the documentary 00:44:18 and then join the discussion of the impact of media on culture and the perpetuation of stereotypes. Registration not required. Teams link.

June 21: Indigenous Peoples Day. Virtual Gathering 10-11:30am: Language & Identity. A celebration of identity, language revitalization, and Indigenous belonging. Registration not required. Teams link.

June 21: Fry Bread at Home 12-1pm. There is nothing quite like fresh fry bread and jam; fun for the whole family! Learn to make your own in this at home cooking workshop with Elder Helena alongside some strawberry moon teachings. Email indigenousservices@sl.on.ca for registration and the ingredient list.

June 25: Book Club Meeting with the Author! 12-1pm. In June, the book club is reading Crow Winter by K. McBrideRead the book on your own and then join the conversation with colleagues and author Karen McBride. Registration for this event is limited, email indigenousservices@sl.on.ca

If you missed last week's newsletter on June 3, click here to read insight and perspective on Indigenous Ways of Knowing and Being and how we can each take reconciliACTION, meaningful steps to move reconciliation forward.


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