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  • Visiting Elder

    Indigenous Education and Cultural Services (IECS) welcomes Kukdookaa Terri Brown to the UOIT-Baagwating Indigenous Student Centre (UBISC) as part of the university’s Visiting Elder program Monday, February 5 through Friday, February 9.

    During her visit, Elder Brown will be available for one-on-one appointments with students, faculty and staff. She will also lead a lunch-and-learn session at UBISC on Monday, February 5 from noon to 1 p.m.

    Elder Brown, is from the Tahltan First Nation in northwestern B.C., and is a survivor of the Indian Residential School system. Since obtaining her Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, B.C., Elder Brown has engaged on Aboriginal community economic development, as well as employment advancement of Aboriginal women. She served as President of the Native Women's Association of Canada and initiated the world renowned, Sisters in Spirit Campaign.

    The Visiting Elder program provides an opportunity to meet and learn from an Indigenous Elder. Elders are important members of the First Nation, Métis and Inuit communities, and recognized for the considerable knowledge they carry, and the life experience of wisdom, harmony and balance they are able to share with others.

    Request an appointment

    To RSVP for the lunch-and-learn session on Monday, February 5, email

  • 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

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