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Photo by Noushin Ziafati. Members of the Nibinamik Youth Council hold up bouquets and t-shirts that they received for sharing their inspirational messages at the Finding Our Power Together fundraising event at Ryerson University on March 3.

Ryerson hosts fundraising event to help First Nation community battling youth suicide crisis

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 […]

by Noushin Ziafati· · News
From left to right: Cyndy Baskin (Aboriginal Education Council), Sarah Dennis (Indigenous Students' Association), Curtis Maloley (Teaching and Learning Office) and Hayden King (Centre for Indigenous Governance). (Photo by Kate Skelly)

Ryerson needs more Indigenous faculty: panel

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.

by Kathryn Skelly· · News, On Campus
The crowd follows Cheryl Trudeau (left), Idalia Boyer and Brenda Macintyre (right) as they bring the vigil to an end, walking away from Allan Gardens on Oct. 4, 2017 (Photo by Alexis Perikleous)

Sisters in Spirit vigil remembers missing and murdered Indigenous women

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, Off Campus, On Campus
Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

Vigil commemorates ongoing trauma left behind by residential school system

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.

by Ryersonian Staff· · News, On Campus
Members of the community discussing concerns during a TRC talking circle. (Courtesy Aboriginal Education Council)

Ryerson’s indigenous community wants its own building

FCAD is in the beginning stages of planning a building to support indigenous artists.

by Brooklyn Pinheiro· · News, On Campus
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