Virtual Scarf Ceremony Celebrates Indigenous Graduates, honours victims of Residential Schools

On June 10th, Indigenous Students were invited to attend a Virtual Scarf Conferral, hosted by First People’s House in collaboration with School of Continuing Studies and the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education. The ceremony featured guest speakers such as Cindy Blackstock, who delivered the Keynote address, Provost Christopher Manfredi, and Principal Suzanne Fortier. Charlie Patton, an invited Elder, opened and closed the ceremonies.

Graduating students each received ceremonial scarves that were created by Kahnawake-based designer Tammy Beauvais. Red scarves are offered to degree recipients and white ones to diploma and certificate recipients.

Members of McGill administration and leaders of Indigenous communities congratulated the Class of 2021 for their hard work and dedication, emphasizing their importance to their respective communities as role models and policy makers.

 

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