Political activism & social justice
Concordia University’s Missing Justice holds annual marches to raise awareness of, honor and remember Missing & Murdered Indigenous Women in Montréal on February 14th and October 4th.
The Centre for Gender Advocacy offers Concordia University and the Montréal population numerous activities, campaigns, events, projects and support. Some of their campaigns include A Safer Concordia, Missing Justice and Trans Advocacy. They are passionate about marginalized groups, sexual health and identity, and spirituality. They offer resources such as event space, peer support, and community-building events throughout the year.
Carrying Our Roots to Empowerment (CORE) is a project initiated by Lauren McComber. With assistance from other Kahnawà:ke community members and organizations, she facilitates and hosts cultural workshops in Kahnawà:ke, aimed toward decolonization and dissemination of information, as well as regular social media updates.
The Kahnawà:ke Youth Forum (KYF) works with Kahnawà:ke’s youth (ages 15-30) to enhance cultural awareness within the community of Kahnawà:ke. It provides these youth with a safe space to express their thoughts and the KYF is dedicated to empowering Aboriginal youth. Each year, they host a Cultural Appropriation Photo Scavenger Hunt for Cultural Awareness Month (April).
Idle No More is a worldwide movement allowing for Aboriginal solidarity regarding important matters close to the heart of Aboriginal communities. Many of the Idle No More marches and gatherings are related to environmental issues such as fracking, resource extraction, and protecting the lands and waterways.
- Indigenous Directions
- Indigenous Directions Leadership Council
- Territorial acknowledgement
- Indigenous Elder and Community Protocols
- Indigenous Directions Action Plan
- Indigenous Directions Action Plan Support Fund
- Research with community
- Resources for students
- Concordia Library collection