Looking Back at ‘Change the Name’: A Debriefing Circle

On February 8th at 5:30PM (EST), there will be a debriefing circle focusing on the Change the Name campaign.
This circle intends to provide closure to the campaign and provide an  opportunity for the Indigenous community on campus to collectively heal from the emotional and mental distress that was experienced on a variety of levels.
This event is open to Indigenous students, faculty/staff and alumni. It will be facilitated by Konwatsitsa:wi Meloche, who is a community member of Kahnawá:ke, and the circle will be open and closed by an Elder, Michael Standup. As well, participants will receive a small gift for taking the time to participate in this event. This meeting will not be recorded.

Welcome Vanessa Racine!

We are very pleased to welcome Vanessa Racine as the new full-time administrative coordinator for the Mellon-funded Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative!

Vanessa is Anishinaabe from Beaverhouse FN and is currently finishing her BA in Linguistics and Indigenous Studies at McGill. She focuses her research on Indigenous language visibility, as well as language learning through alternative media. In addition, she focuses on community building and has been involved with Indigenous initiatives on campus. You can learn more about the initiatives she will be working to support on the ISCEI page here: https://www.mcgill.ca/iscei/our-intiatives

Ella Martindale to University of Victoria

Ella Martindale, the administrative coordinator for the Mellon-funded Indigenous Studies and Community Engagement Initiative, has said goodbye to McGill and now on Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ territories (Victoria), where she is beginning an MA program in Anthropology at the University of Victoria. Ella is also a McGill BA alum, having completed a BA in Anthropology and Indigenous Studies in 2019. Best of luck in your next steps, Ella!

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