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  • UOIT's First Mini Pow Wow

    We will be holding our first Mini Pow Wow, right here on campus!

    Pow Wows are celebrations that showcase Indigenous music, dances, traditional regalia, food, crafts and culture. You don’t have to be Indigenous to come; everyone is welcome! Community members are invited to attend as well, so feel free to tell your friends and family.

    In addition to amazing drumming and dancing, there will be vendors selling Indigenous crafts and food. If you are interested in purchasing anything, we encourage you to bring cash as vendors usually do not accept debit or credit cards.

    We hope that you will be able to join us. Even if you are only able to stop by for a few minutes to see the dancers and listen to the drummers, it will be an amazing experience.

    Date: Friday, September 7, 2018

    Time: Noon to 5 p.m.

    Location: Polonsky Commons

    Rain Location: Campus Recreation and Wellness Centre, Gyms 1 and 2

    Please email if you have any questions.

  • Visiting Elder

    Indigenous Education and Cultural Services (IECS) welcomes Cat Cringer as part of the university’s Visiting Elder program on Monday, October 1 through Friday, October 5.

    During his visit, Elder Cringer will be available for one-on-one appointments with students, faculty and staff, based out of the UOIT Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre (UBISC). However, he can also meet with participants at the North location, Bond Street or Education Building.

    Elder Criger is Cayuga (Guyohkohnyoh), Turtle Clan of the Six Nations Haudenosaunee or People of the Longhouse. He has been working as a traditional teacher and healer for more than 20 years in the Native and multi-cultural community in Canada, the USA, England, Germany, Poland and Wales. He was taught to do traditional ceremonies, teachings, circles, one-to-one work and to help all people to walk in a good way though life. Elder Criger was also a recent recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee medal for his work in the community, speaking to diversity, equity, respect for women, anti-racism and anti-oppression. He is presently an Elder with the University of Toronto. Click the following link to learn more about Cat:

    Please note, on Monday, October 1, the elder will be our guest speaker at our lunch and learn from noon to 1 p.m. at UBISC (151 Athol Street). All are welcome to attend.

    If you are interested in speaking one-on-one with the Elder, please contact Jill Thompson at

  • Speaker Series: Nadine St-Louis

    Bridging Indigenous Knowledge Towards Reconciliation

    Entrepreneur, speaker and workshop facilitator, Nadine St-Louis is the founder and Executive Director of Sacred Fire Productions, a non-for-profit Aboriginal Arts Organization, whose mission is to build bridges between Indigenous artists and audiences of all ages and backgrounds.

    By creating opportunities for these artists to express themselves, Sacred Fire Productions believes in the revitalization and reappropriation of Indigenous arts and cultural practices, traditionally rooted in the communities.

    By indigenizing worldviews, we focus on bringing a positive and a better understanding of First Nations, Metis and Inuit cultures.

    Date:             Wednesday, January 24, 2018

    Time:             5 to 6:30 p.m.

    Location:      UOIT Science Building, Room UA 1120

    Watch Nadine's presentation: 

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