Born on 2,500 acres of Indigenous land, the university’s namesake ended up taking nearly everything from them. This story is part of Monumental Challenges, a series looking at Ryerson, reconciliation,…
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“Wachiyek Misweh. This is my show.” These are the words you hear at the beginning of the Cree podcast, In Eeyou Istchee.
I started the podcast to preserve an Indigenous language by gathering thoughts, ideas and sounds about Cree affairs. It’s slowly growing, with a dedicated Cree listener base that embraces and supports it. The goal is to have those who listen feel enriched, entertained and improved.
Members of Ryerson’s faculty and staff gathered Tuesday afternoon for the university’s first ever Indigenous naming ceremony as part of Ryerson’s ongoing work to Indigenize its campus and contribute to reconciliation.
A think tank at Ryerson is helping two First Nations oppose the current Ring of Fire development plan in northern Ontario. The Yellowhead Institute, which develops policy proposals in support of Indigenous jurisdiction, held a fundraiser on Nov. 9 for Neskantaga and Eabametoong First Nations.
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Canada’s identity as a northern nation has largely been shaped by the Group of Seven’s depictions of an uninhabited Canadian North. But an exhibit at Ryerson’s Modern Literature and Culture (MLC) Gallery is attempting to break down this northern narrative, which it says disregards Canada’s Inuit communities.