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First Nations House at the University of Toronto presents, Aboriginal Awareness Week

by NationTalk on February 10, 20083347 Views

First Nations House at the University of Toronto Presents Aboriginal Awareness Week, Honouring Our Students: Past and Present. For a complete lisitng of events, please visit

Time: 7 a.m. – 9 p.m.

On Campus : St. George » Borden Building North » 563 Spadina Avenue » First Nations House, 3rd FloorFirst Nations House at the University of Toronto presents,
Aboriginal Awareness Week
Honouring Our Students:
Past and Present
Feb. 11-15, 2008


7:00 am Sunrise Ceremony with Michael White
Kahontake Kitikan Garden
7 Hart House Circle
East side of Hart House

9:00 am Breakfast & Opening Welcome
First Nations House Lounge

1:00-3:00 Art Show Opening (Art will be on display all week!)
Featuring Mimi Gellman and Debbie Danard
First Nations House Lounge

4:00-6:00 NSA Taco Sale!
First Nations House

6:00-8:00 Language and Culture Showcase
M.C.—Verne Ross
Featuring the Oneida & OjibweLanguage Classes, and readings by promising Aboriginal writers.
Writers include Jorge Vallejos, Tyler Pennock, Christine MacFarlane, Candace Brunette and more…..
Koffler Pharmacy Mgmt Building, Room 108
569 Spadina Avenue


11:00— 6:00 Goodminds
First Nations House

12:00-1:30 Lunch with the Elders in Residence
Join FNH Elders Lillian McGregor and Grafton Antone for lunch and conversation at First Nations House

2:00—4:00 Student Debate
Multifaith Centre—Activity Room
569 Spadina Avenue, 2nd Floor
Moderated by Cynthia Wesley-Esquimaux

5:00-7:00 Language Social
Come test your smooth talking skills in Ojibwe!
Knowledge of the language is not necessary.
First Nations House Lounge


1:00-4:00 SAGE/IEN present: The Advancement of Indigenous Knowledge
A panel of Graduate students share their academic work with the community.
Social Work Lounge, 3rd Floor
246 Bloor Street West

4:30-7:30 Storycreation Workshop
Facilitated by Jill Carter
International Student Centre main floor
Sign-Up at FNH


12:30-2:00 Aboriginal Law Students Association
Former student Jessica Wolfe will be speaking.
Rm FA1 – Falconer Hall, 84 Queen’s Park Crescent

2:30-4:30 Dream Catcher Workshop
Facilitated by Sharon Clarke
Learn the teachings behind the Dream Catcher as well as make your very own.
First Nations House
Sign Up at FNH


Native Students Association
Hosts a Social!
Drumming, Dancing, Food
Everyone Welcome!
Multifaith Center—Activity Room
569 Spadina Avenue, 2nd Floor

co-sponsors: Aboriginal Studies, Native Students Association(NSA), Aboriginal Law Students Association(ALSA), Supporting Aboriginal Graduates in Education (SAGE) and the Indigenous Education Network (IEN), Diversity in Medicine, Faculty of Arts and Science/U of T.

For more information, please call 416.978.8227 or email

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