Indigenous

Mary Simon’s appointment ‘an opportunity to start a conversation on reconciliation’

On Jul. 6, Prime Minister Trudeau appointed Mary Simon as the first Inuk governor general of Canada.Continue...

Indigenous Learners in Health Sciences looks to promote students’ interest in healthcare

Indigenous Learners in Health Sciences (ILHS) is a new organization that hopes to bridge divides between Western medicine and Indigenous medicine while amplifying the voices and experiences of Indigenous students interested in careers in healthcare.Continue...

‘More than your grade 12 history textbook’: New Indigenous studies major to be launched in fall

Queen’s will launch an Indigenous Studies major and medial this fall. The program will be administered by the department of Languages, Literatures and Cultures (LLCU).Continue...

Queen’s Engineering students become first Canadian team to participate in NASA rocket launch competition

Seven Queen’s students will be participating in a NASA-sponsored rocket launch competition headed in Kansasville, Wisconsin.Continue...

'The Journal' sits down with Chancellor-designate Murray Sinclair

“I have a hard time staying retired.”Continue...

‘To Indigenous students, and community members, please take care of yourself’: Four Directions releases statement addressing Kamloops Indian Residential School burial sites

Flags on campus will be lowered for 215 hours, one hour for each child taken, in acknowledgement of the Tk’emlúps te Secwe̓pemc First Nations’ loss of their children.Continue...

The history of Indigenous representation in film and television

It’s not controversial to state that Hollywood has a representation problem. In over 100 years of productions, positive and well-rounded Indigenous characters have been notably missing from film and television. The history of Indigenous representation is a long and messy one, with the absence of Indigenous voices in Hollywood resulting in decades of misrepresentation.Continue...

Protecting the planet includes protecting the most vulnerable

Shoshannah Bennett-Dwara, undergraduate student trustee, knows the fight for climate justice goes hand in hand with fighting racism.Continue...

Agnes revitalization will include dedicated areas for Indigenous communities

­ Twenty years after its last expansion, the Agnes will be renovated into one of the largest University Art Museums in Canada.Continue...

What the VIA rail blockades taught me about Indigenous issues in Canada

The recent blockade protests in support of the Wet’suwet’en hereditary chiefs caused a big shock to Canada, both economically and politically.Continue...

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