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  • First Contact TV Series sessions

    Most Canadians have never taken the time to get to know Indigenous People or visit their communities. First Contact takes six average Canadians, all with strong opinions about Indigenous People, on a unique 28-day journey into Indigenous Canada. Leaving their everyday lives behind, the six will travel deep into Winnipeg, Nunavut, Alberta, Northern Ontario and the coast of British Columbia to visit Indigenous communities.

    Narrated by host and social justice activist George Stroumboulopoulos, First Contact is a journey that will turn the six participants’ lives upside down. Challenging their perceptions and confronting their opinions about a world they never imagined they would see. It is an experience that will change their lives, forever. 


    Downtown location:

    UOIT Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre151 Athol Street

    November 6, 13, 20 from 1 to 2:30 p.m.


    North Location:

    Student Life Building, Room 69

    November 15, 22, 29 from 9 to 10:30 a.m.

  • Speaker Series: Rosalie Favell

    Shifting focus

    Rosalie Favell is a photo-based artist, drawing inspiration from her family history and Metis (Cree and English) heritage. She uses photography and portraiture to address issues of identity and representation, particularly as they relate to indentifying her own experiences as a contemporary Aboriginal woman.

    In Shifting Focus, Favell shares photographs of her most recent works, which she created while working with other Aboriginal artists. This ongoing series connects artists from communities across Canada and internationally, providing visibility and shifting the power dynamics of image-making traditionally used to define history and culture. These portraits celebrate identity and make space for self expression. 

    Date:             Friday, October 19, 2018

    Time:             4:30 to 6 p.m.

    Location:      Science Building, Room 3140

    Watch previous speaker Nadine St-Louis' presentation, Bridging Indigenous Knowledge Towards Reconciliation: 

  • Halloween Beading Workshop

    Students are invited to this drop-in, Halloween-themed session. Lunch will be provided for all participants.

    Date:  October 29, 2018

    Time: 1 to 4 p.m.

    Location: UOIT Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre151 Athol Street

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