Indigenous

Educational series seeks to bring decolonization to the classroom

In an effort to increase the presence of Indigenous ways of knowing in classrooms, the Queen’s University Centre for Teaching and Learning will continue to host a pedagogical series for educators.

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Hundreds gather at Kingston train tracks to protest Trans Mountain pipeline

Hundreds of protesters gathered at the train tracks outside of Kingston’s VIA Rail station on Sunday to protest the Trans Mountain natural gas pipeline that is set to run through Wet’suwet’...Continue...

Two Indigenous leaders receive honorary degrees

This week, Canadian Senator Murray Sinclair and National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations (AFN) Perry Bellegarde were both scheduled to receive Honorary Doctorate of Laws (LLD) at Queen’s graduation ceremonies.Continue...

Global Development Studies students host Indigenous Expo

On Saturday, Global Development Studies (DEVS) students hosted the first ever Indigenous Exposition.Continue...

Realizing the duty to acknowledge

Queen’s was established 58 years after the British Crown acquired present-day Kingston. But that happened centuries after it was first inhabited.

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School of Graduate Studies increases support for Indigenous grad students

In light of the Truth and Reconciliation Committee Task Force (TRCTF) final report released in April 2017, the School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has introduced new initiatives aimed at enhancing support for Indigenous graduate students on campus.Continue...

Indigenous Law Student Alliance holds vigil for Colten Boushie

After the recent non-guilty verdict in the case against Gerald Stanley for the murder of Colten Boushie, members of the Queen’s community stood in solidarity with Indigenous youth and Boushie’s family on Tuesday night for a vigil outside Richardson Hall. The event was hosted by the Indigenous Law Students’ Alliance along with the Office of Indigenous Initiatives, Four Directions Aboriginal Student Centre and Aboriginal Teacher’s Education Program.Continue...

Four Directions Aboriginal Centre welcomes new Director

When former Four Directions Aboriginal Centre Director Janice Hill (Kanonhsyonne) moved to Richardson Hall to assume a new leadership position, a significant gap remained in her place. Now, Tyendinaga native Kandice Baptiste is set to replace Hill beginning in February.Continue...

“Can Artists Really Save the World?” panel has no easy answers

Some of the foremost names in Canadian contemporary art gathered in the Agnes Etherington Art Centre last Saturday to debate whether or not art could really save the world.Continue...

Queen’s alum becomes Canada’s first Inuk heart surgeon

Eleven years ago, Donna May Kimmaliardjuk was a first-year Queen’s student hoping to enter the Life Sciences program. Today, she’s midway through a heart surgery residency at the University of Ottawa Heart Institute, achieving a dream she’s had since she was six years old.Continue...

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