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November Newsletter

November 7, 2018
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By Victoria Cooke

In this newsletter

  • IDLG welcomes William Lindsay, new Senior Director of Indigenous Directions
  • Dr. Heather Igloliorte appointed as Special Advisor to the Provost on Advancing Indigenous Knowledges
  • Upcoming events:
    • The NETWORK invites Indigenous students, staff, and faculty to participate in their Fall Gathering on Research and Reconciliation
    • Reframing Practice: Why Naming Matters - Discussions on Cataloguing, Classification, and Indigenous Knowledges
    • University of the Streets Café public conversation: "Safe for Whom/Safe from Whom: How does profiling impact community safety?"
  • Job and volunteer postings:
    • Facilitator - Montréal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network
    • Volunteer with UNA-Canada: Youth Navigate the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action
    • Assistant Professor - First Peoples Studies, Concordia University
    • Director - First Peoples Studies, Concordia University

IDLG News

The Indigenous Directions Leadership Group would like to extend a warm welcome to William Lindsay, Concordia’s new Senior Director of Indigenous Directions who will be starting his new journey with Concordia and IDLG in January 2019. Through strategic leadership, Lindsay will help ensure the implementation of the recommendations in the upcoming Indigenous Directions Action Plan.

We would also like to congratulate Dr. Heather Igloliorte for being appointed Special Advisor to the Provost on Advancing Indigenous Knowledges, and are excited to see the opportunities for research by and for Indigenous peoples increase as a result of her work in this role.

Read the full article on both William Lindsay and Dr. Heather Igloliorte’s appointments.


Upcoming events

 

  • Workshop: Research in the Library for FPST & Indigenous Topics

Michelle Lake (Librarian for First Peoples Studies, Political Science, SCPA and Government Information) will be at the ASRC presenting tools for conducting research in First Peoples Studies and on Indigenous Topics. The last 30 minutes of each session will be held for Q&A and/or an optional tour of the library.

Date: Thursday, November 1
Time: 1pm - 2:30pm
Location: ASRC Conference Room (Hall Building 641.03, 1455 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W., Montreal)
To RSVP: Please visit the ASRC’s Facebook event.

 

  • Take a study break and get outside this Sunday with the Concordia Outdoors Club!

The Concordia Outdoors Club is hiking Montagne Noire in Lanaudière this weekend. Montagne Noire offers 13 km of hiking trails with some great views and the 1943 crash site of an RCAF Liberator aircraft along one of the trails. Online tickets went on sale October 31st, at 1:15pm and are sold out, but there are limited tickets available in-office. 

Date of hike: Sunday, November 4
Time: The bus will be leaving from in front of 1455 Boul. de Maisonneuve (Hall Building) at 8am on Sunday morning and picking hikers up at the mountain to head home at 4pm.
Cost: Tickets are $20 each and limited to two per person.
More information can be found on Concordia Outdoors Club’s Facebook event page.

 

  • Donna Kahérakwas Goodleaf's Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Academy Series:

Seminar IV: Canada's History of Residential Schools and its Impacts on Indigenous Peoples

The intent of this workshop is to increase participants' critical analysis and understanding about the history and role of Canada's residential schools and its impacts on Indigenous Peoples, key findings from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Report and its implications on decolonizing and Indigenizing the academy.

Date: Friday, November 2
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: SGW FB 620

Seminar V: Iakwahwatsiratátie, Our Families are Continuing: A Successful Kahnawake Community-Based Education Model in Indigenous Language and Cultural Revitalization    

The aim of this workshop is to deepen participants' knowledge and understanding of the strategies, Indigenous pedagogical and curriculum approaches in creating and implementing a community-based language nest program called Iakwahwatsiratátie, meaning Our Families are Continuing, located in the local community of Kahnawake. Key question/s to be explored include: What key learnings can faculty take away from this presentation as it relates to Indigenous students and education? What implications do the role of Indigenous community-based language nest programs have on teaching and learning within the context of decolonizing the academy?

Date: Friday, November 16
Time: 10:00 am - 11:30 am
Location: SGW FB 620

Register online for this workshop through the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

 

  • Recuperating Indigenous Narratives: Making Legible the Documenting of Injustices

This conference, by distinguished Cree-Métis scholar Deanna Reder (Associate Professor and Chair, First Nations Studies, Simon Fraser University) looks at what stories have been/are untold, why, and what it takes to not only recuperate them, but to engage with them, and (re)enter them into and amidst mainstream audiences; to make them heard, and how they speak to, and acknowledge, the necessity of documenting such injustices and silenced stories; and, so that they may be not only heard, but ultimately believed.

Date: 
Tuesday, November 13
Time: 
4:30pm - 6pm
Location: 
Carrefour des arts et des sciences (3150 rue Jean-Brillant, Montreal, QC, H3T 1N8)
More information 
can be found on DESS récits et médias autochtones’ Facebook event page.

 

  • Reframing Practice: Why Naming Matters - Discussions on Cataloguing, Classification, and Indigenous Knowledges

Hosted by the Cataloguing and Technical Services Section of the Association des Bibliothécaires du Québec/Québec Library Association

Featured speakers include: Dr. Kenneth Deer (Mohawk Nation of Kahnawake), Camille Callison (University of Manitoba),
Annie Bosum (Aanischaaukamikw - Cree Cultural Institute), Katherine Kasirer (National Film Board), and Hannah Buckland (Hennepin County Library)

Date: Saturday, November 17
Time: 9am - 12pm
Location: Room LB 362 Webster Library, SGW Campus (1400 de Maisonneuve Blvd. W.)
Cost: $35
To register, please visit their Eventbrite page.

 

  • Research and Reconciliation Fall Gathering
    Hosted by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network

The format of NETWORK gatherings is changing for its 10th anniversary; they will now have a very clear purpose and will aim to unite specific guests. These elements will both change from gathering to gathering.

Reflect upon the Past: Share experiences and learnings on research (community-based, academic, etc.) about us: Indigenous Peoples in the greater Montreal.

Plan for the Future: Participate in deep dialogue to paint a vision that will guide future research about us: by who, how, and what.

Date: Friday, November 23
Time: 9:30am
Location: Will be confirmed with participants upon registration
To register, please visit the NETWORK’s event registration page.

 

  • Safe for Whom/Safe from Whom: How does profiling impact community safety?
    A University of the Streets Café public conversation

    Who are the people who express a need for safe communities? From whom do they feel unsafe? And why? This public conversation considers whether a community safety perspective can further contribute to control over poor and racialized communities. To what extent do biases conflate feelings of insecurity and further enable localized entitlement?

    Date: Wednesday, November 28
    Time: 7pm - 9pm
    Location: Head & Hands (3465 Benny Ave.)
    Cost: Free
    For more information, please visit Concordia’s Events website.

Job postings

 

  • Facilitator for the Research and Reconciliation Fall Gathering
    Hosted by the Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network

    The Montreal Urban Aboriginal Community Strategy Network is hosting the Research and Reconciliation Fall Gathering on November 23, 2018 and they are looking to hire consultants who are competent in facilitation and Indigenous research theory and practices. For more information, please download the following PDFs:

Fall Gathering: Research and Reconciliation Info (English)
Call for Tender (English)
Rassemblement automnal: Recherche and Réconciliation (Français)
Appel d’Offre (Français)

 

  • Volunteer with UNA-Canada: Youth Navigate the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action

Are you between the age of 18-25, interested in working with youth, and passionate about reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples? UNA-Canada is looking for post-secondary students to mentor high school youth as they interact with the TRC Calls to Action and participate in learning activities intended to inspire awareness, compassion & action. Learn more about this opportunity and how to apply by downloading this PDF.

 

  • Assistant Professor - First Peoples Studies, Concordia University
    Deadline: November 15, 2018

The School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University is currently seeking to develop its First Peoples Studies program further and invites applications for a tenure-track appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor in the field of Indigenous studies. Learn more about this position and apply here.

 

  • Director - First Peoples Studies, Concordia University
    Deadline: November 15, 2018

The School of Community and Public Affairs at Concordia University invites applications for the position of Director of the First Peoples Studies program (FPST), Quebec’s first (and currently only) undergraduate degree program specializing in First Peoples – First Nations, Inuit, and Métis – within the Quebec and Canadian context. Learn more about this position and apply here.




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