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Office of Aboriginal Initiatives

Aboriginal Awareness Week

Feb 28/14

The following events are taking place on Laurier’s Brantford campus. The Aboriginal Student House is located at 111 Darling St. All events are free. For further information, email bwhitlow@wlu.ca.

Monday, March 3

  • Hand drumming with Val Edebwed-Ogichidaa from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at Aboriginal House.

Tuesday, March 4

  • Soup and frybread lunch with Brantford Dean of Students Adam Lawrence from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Aboriginal House.
  • Threadworks: Knitting with Rhiannon Myers, 3:30 p.m. at Aboriginal House.

Wednesday, March 5

  • Empowered Women: Haudenosaunee influence on the American Feminist Movement, a discussion with midwife Jeanne Shenendoah and historian Sally Roesch Wagner, from 1 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. in GRH 207.
  • Frugal Foodie with Farmer Joe Food, from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. at Aboriginal House.

Thursday, March 6

  • Therapy Thursday. Drop-in and appointment-only therapies starting at 9 a.m. at Aboriginal House.
  • Metis Dot Art, starting at noon at Aboriginal House. Email Melissa Webster at webs2280@mylaurier.ca for further information. 



The following events are taking place on Laurier’s Waterloo campus. The Aboriginal Student Centre is located at 187 Albert St. Unless otherwise noted, events are free. For further information, contact Melissa Ireland at mireland@wlu.ca.

Saturday, March 1

  • “Building Communities Through Song,” a lecture by Inuk musician Susan Aglukark from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. in the Maureen Forrester Recital Hall. Tickets for this event are $20.
  • Dinner and reception hosted by the Office of Aboriginal Initiatives from 6 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. in the Senate and Board Chamber. Tickets for this event are $10. 
  • Opera Laurier performance of Giiwedin at 8 p.m. in the Theatre Auditorium. Tickets for the opera are free for Laurier students, high-school students and children, $10 for adults, and $5 for seniors and non-Laurier university students.

Tuesday, March 4

  • Soup and Frybread Lunch starting at noon at the Aboriginal Student Centre.
  • Medicine Bag Workshop, starting at 3 p.m. at the Aboriginal Student Centre. There is limited space for this session. Register for this event by emailing mbenoit@wlu.ca
  • KAIROS Blanket Exercise, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Student Leadership Centre, second floor of the Fred Nichols Campus Centre.

Wednesday, March 5

  • “Understanding Allyship from an Indigenous Perspective,” a talk from Kandice Baptiste featuring students from the Aboriginal Student Centre Leadership Team, starting at 2:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre.
  • Allyship Tool Kit Creation, a participatory workshop to help shape the Aboriginal Allyship tool kit (all welcome), from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre.
  • Sharing Circle, from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. in the Student Leadership Centre.
  • “Know More,” an Idle no More teach-in, starting at 7 p.m. in the Paul Martin Centre.

Thursday, March 6

  • Aboriginal Student Centre booth, all day in the concourse. Meet students and find out about centre programs. 
  • “Living Library: Come sign out a living book,” from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Laurier Library. 
  • Tune into Radio Laurier from 1 p.m. to 2 p.m. for “Moccasin Tales.”
  • Drop-in strawberry drink and bannock social from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. in the Mac House Lounge.

Friday, March 7

  • “Metis-riffic: An exploration in Metis Identity” with Marie-Louise Lariviere, MNO Infinite Reach Facilitator, from 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Aboriginal Student Centre.

Saturday, March 8

  • “Reclaiming Education: Bridging the Gap between Generations,” a Radio Laurier documentary broadcast by Aboriginal Student Centre students Rachael Simon and Shawn Johnston airing from 8 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sunday, March 9

  • KAIROS Blanket Exercise, from 7 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Student Leadership Centre, second floor of the Fred Nichols Campus Centre.

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