“Clothing was used as a weapon in residential schools to take the identity of the children who attending it,” said Kucherena, who has been researching this topic for the course.
Ryerson is one of 20 publicly-funded universities involved in the campaign, which aims to celebrate the accomplishments of Indigenous students and alumni as well as excite the next generation.
Ryerson students were on hand for the annual Sisters in Spirit vigil in Allan Gardens on Sunday. It’s a nationwide event held to honour the lives of missing and murdered aboriginal women and to show support for grieving families.
CBC reporter Jody Porter was on campus Sept. 16 as part of a series on journalism and indigenous issues. She says she’s not sure Canadian newsrooms are telling stories from indigenous communities they way they need to be.
She spoke at the Ryerson school of journalism last week about language and activism — a part of a series on journalism and indigenous communities.
Ryerson is launching a program to incorporate indigenous content into the curriculum to appeal to the Aboriginal community. “(The program) is really designed for the Aboriginal community to be successful,”…