About 150 people gathered at Ryerson’s Kerr Hall gymnasium on March 3 for a fundraising event dedicated to Nibinamik First Nation, to elicit support for the community and help them in their fight against a youth suicide crisis. People who attended the event were encouraged to pay $20 or what they could for tickets, with proceeds going to the Nibinamik […]
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Hayden King says you can count the number of Indigenous faculty members at Ryerson University on one hand.
King is the director of Ryerson’s Centre for Indigenous Governance and an adviser on Indigenous education for the Faculty of Arts. With only five Indigenous academics on Ryerson’s faculty, he says, the university has a tremendous problem with representation.
Allan Gardens was home to the annual Sisters in Spirit vigil to honour the lives of missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls on Wednesday night.
The vigil was organized by the Native Women’s Resource Centre of Toronto and is one of many vigils held across Canada on Oct. 4.
Although the last residential school in Canada was shut down in 1996, the trauma caused by the institution still exists today.
On Sept. 30, a vigil was held in front of the Egerton Ryerson statue to commemorate the ongoing trauma left behind by the residential school system. About 100 people from Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities gathered in a circle in front of the statue, which they covered with an orange cloth.
FCAD is in the beginning stages of planning a building to support indigenous artists.