Post Tagged with: "Indigenous Solidarity"

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‘Racism is alive and well at Ryerson’ open letter says

A group of students called Indigenous Students Rising sent Ryerson an open letter last week calling for the university’s support for the indigenous and black populations.

by Danielle Lee· · News, On Campus, Politics, Top stories
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WATCH: How Sisters in Spirit honoured the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women

Torontonians and members of the Ryerson community gathered at a vigil at Allan Gardens Tuesday night to honour the lives of missing and murdered indigenous women and girls. Heather Lewis Blaker was there to remember her daughter and husband. Her daughter died in the summer of 2014. Blaker’s husband was also murdered 25 years ago. “Just stop the killing,” said […]

by Neha Karamchandani· · News, Off Campus
This blanket, featuring a buffalo, represents the prairies and plains.

How blankets help unfold indigenous history

A cluster of blankets is giving Ryerson faculty a chance to confront their lack of knowledge of indigenous history in Canada. Last week at Ryerson’s Heaslip House, 18 faculty members participated in the blanket exercise — an experiential retelling of colonialization in Canada and the persecution of indigenous peoples. Before the exercise, not one participant knew the full history of […]

by Samantha Relich· · News
In Photos: Indigenous solidarity rally on Gould Street

In Photos: Indigenous solidarity rally on Gould Street

The Ryerson Students’ Union’s social justice week kicked off Monday with the Indigenous Solidarity Rally on Gould Street at noon. The festivities included a traditional round dance performed by members of Idle No More Toronto and a talk by Elder Joanne Dallaire, a traditional counsellor with Ryerson Aboriginal Services.

by Kathleen McGouran· · News, On Campus
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