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December Newsletter

December 12, 2018
By Indigenous Directions

Happy Winter Solstice and Happy Holidays from IDLG!

As 2018 comes to a close, we would like to extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. Best of luck to students and instructors on their upcoming finals, and remember to reach out for support if you need it. Take some time over the holiday break to do things that relax you, feed your passions, and get you connected with those around you. Make something with your own hands, eat good food, go for a walk, and sleep in. Rest, because we have so much more to do and we need you all here and well.

Wishing you all the best in the New Year,
Tiffany, Victoria, and the IDLG

adam-chang-231299-unsplash-940x601px Photo by Adam Chang on Unsplash.

The newsletter will look a little different in 2018

IDLG’s initial mandate ends in June 2019, so over the next six months we will be composing the monthly newsletter around the six themes of the Action Plan, highlighting what’s already happening to address these gaps and what our hopes for the future are.

  • January: Indigenous governance within the University, with thoughts on leadership from IDLG’s new Senior Director, William Lindsay

  • February: Indigenizing curriculum and pedagogy

  • March: Enhancing Concordia’s cultural climate for Indigenous learners and educators

  • April: Focus on Indigenous students: recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation

  • May: Focus on Indigenous staff and faculty: recruitment and retention

  • June: Increasing institutional capacity for Indigenous-led and Indigenous-based research

If you’re a Concordia faculty, staff, or student and would like to share what you’re working on in relation to the above topics or if you have suggestions of who we could feature, please get in touch with Victoria Cooke, IDLG Communications and Web Support at We’d love to hear from you!

Community News

Building Capacity in Indigenous Research: An Indigenous Symposium

This symposium will explore culturally-responsive strategies for carrying out research with Indigenous communities. The symposium as three main objectives:

  1. To center Indigenous Elders and knowledge holders in the research process
  2. To support Indigenous graduate students and raise the profile of Indigenous research
  3. To identify local and regional Indigenous research priorities and explore ways of establishing respectful research relationships and accountability

Who: Indigenous Elders, community members, faculty, and students
When: January 18, 2019 at 5:30pm - January 19, 2019 from 8:30am to 5pm
Where: Jack Cram Auditorium (Room 129), McGill Education Building, 3700 Rue McTavish, Montréal

Registration will be available in advance, as well as on-site on January 18th from 3:30pm to 5:30pm. For more information, contact

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