Happy Indigenous Day – June 21, 2017!!!

…and, Thu Jun 22, 2017 7:00 p.m.8:00 p.m.

“Indigenous Voices Rising”


Has mainstream success changed the role of Indigenous culture within native communities? This event celebrates the rise of indigenous storytelling and considers the challenges facing artists and writers who seek to remain both culturally relevant and commercially viable. In partnership with PEN Canada’s Ideas in Dialogue series.


Lisa Charleyboy is a First Nations writer living in Toronto. She has written for The Guardian, MSN Canada, CBC, Indian Country Today, and THIS Magazine. She is the Editor-In-Chief ofUrban Native Magazine, which focuses pop culture with an Indigenous twist and a contributing arts editor for Spirit magazine.

Cherie Dimaline is a novelist. Her 2007 fiction debut Red Rooms won the Anskohk Fiction Book of the Year Award. She is the editor of FNH Magazine, an Aboriginal student periodical; Muskrat Magazine, an online indigenous publication; and FACE, a national print quarterly focused on food sovereignty and culture. Her short fiction has been anthologized internationally. Cherie?s novel The Girl Who Grew a Galaxy was published by Theytus Books in 2013.

Lee Maracle is a First Nations author and critic whose work combines poetry, fiction, non-fiction, myth and memoir to retell traditional Indigenous stories within modern contexts. Her work focuses on culture and history and the struggle of Indigenous communities against racism, sexism and economic dependency.

Gerald McMaster is a curator, author, artist and educator and a Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Visual Culture & Curatorial Practice at The Ontario College of Art and Design (OCAD) University. McMaster has curated collections at the Canadian Museum of Civilization, the Art Gallery of Ontario and the Smithsonian National Museum of the American Indian. In 2006 he was appointed Officer of the Order of Canada.

Moderated by Lenard Monkman, community organizer, co-founder of Red Rising Magazine and CBC Indigenous journalist.


Indigenous Cultures @ HotDocs – Freebees for Students before 5pm

FROM: IEN list
DATE: April 26, 2017

cfp by Feb 27: 2017 Indigenous Research Student Symposium

2017 Indigenous Research Student Symposium

(8 Positions available)

Submission Deadline: Monday February 27th

Dear U of T graduate and undergraduate students,

Following last year’s success of the 2016 Indigenous Research Student Symposium; we are seeking the participation of graduate and undergraduate students (Indigenous and non-Indigenous) who would like to present their research or community work at this year’s 2017 Indigenous Research Student Symposium(IRSS)on March 6th from 1-4pm at the University of Toronto, OISE Library.

The purpose of the IRSS is to inspire and motivate students by providing an opportunity to interact with fellow peers, staff, and faculty and community members in a unique and intimate setting.

As a student speaker, your responsibilities include preparing a 10-15 minute presentation, clarifying your work or research interests and goals. We invite you to submit abstracts focused on (but not limited to) themes of Indigeneity, Indigenous pedagogy and methodology, identity, spirituality, Indigenous knowledges, language, impacts of settler colonialism etc.

Please send a working title and abstract of your research, or community work (less than 250 words) to: ien@utoronto.ca or sage@utoronto.ca by February 27th, 2017.

If your abstract is selected, please bring the appropriate resources or materials for your presentation and confirm any technological assistance you may require prior to your presentation. There are 8 Positions available and we hope you will take advantage of this opportunity to gain useful experience in the role of public speaking at an academic student conference!

These events expose graduate and undergraduate students to useful resources and create networks, which can help form decisions regarding future research paths and direction. Students will have the opportunity to realize the importance of sharing knowledge and how classroom theory is put into practice by researchers. Inspiration, spirituality and preparation are the underlining objectives that drive the Indigenous Research Student Symposium towards providing students with an impactful and rewarding experience.

If you have any questions about the symposium, please contact

  • the IEN Julie Blair ien@utoronto.ca
  • SAGE Dhanela Paran sage@utoronto.ca



Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement (SAGE UofT) & Indigenous Education Network (IEN)

Saturday, January 21, 2017: Women’s March on Washington: TO

FROM: George Dei Study Group
DATE: Jan 4, 2017

Good Evening All and Happy New Year!

Please share widely! The Women’s March on Washington: TO is also looking for marshals! Details listed below.

Across Turtle Island (North America) we have seen a rise in acts of hate coinciding with the American election.

On Saturday, January 21, join us for a march to unite our communities in Toronto and to speak out. We come together to say we will not be silent in the face of the hate that has threatened, demonized and insulted so many of us – Muslims, Jews, racialized people, Indigenous people, migrants and those with precarious or no legal status, members of the LGBTTQQ2SI communities, differently abled people and women. In the spirit of saying no to hate and yes to justice, equity and social change, people around the world will be mobilizing and resisting as Trump is inaugurated. The lived experiences of colonialism and anti-black racism, xenophobia, homophobia and transphobia, sexism and oppression has existed long before Trump, but we worry that the recent US election has provided a new wave that normalizes and makes hate acceptable. Now is a critical moment to come together to send a united message. We cannot afford to be silent or idle. Let us continue to push for justice for the most marginalized and oppressed among us.

Email TOWomensMarch@gmail.com or fill out this short form: (https://form.jotform.com/63466637759271)