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Monday, December 9, 2013

Event Postings for Week of December 9-15, 2013


Monday, December 9, 2013-6pm-9pm- Shameless Magazine Presents: Second Annual Silent Auction Fundraiser Gala - We hope you can join us for an amazing evening in support of Shameless, an award-winning progressive magazine for teen girls and trans youth.

Come bid on some incredible items, enjoy excellent music (featuring DJ Betti Forde), food (courtesy of the Afghan Women’s Catering Group) and drinks (with thanks to Black Oak Beer) and help support our volunteer-run magazine for teen girls and trans youth.

Taking place at Centre for Social Innovation, Annex (720 Bathurst Street) Toronto

Tuesday December 10, 2013-11AM-3PM- #NoWayFNEA-Idle No More Ontario- Victoria Island to Parliament. The Federal Government of Canada has had their chance to educate First Nations peoples. They did a horrible job, nearly decimating our languages and cultures in the process. Now the Harper government wants to impose a new First Nations Education Act. We are stopping the FNEA!

Listen to what key people have to say about this. Learn how you can help. Rise! CHECK OUT FACEBOOK FOR MORE INFO

Tuesday December 10, 2013- 5pm-8pm- CIG Community Resurgence Speaker Series: Raising Up Good Minds. The Centre for Indigenous Governance at Ryerson University, in collaboration with the Ryerson Aboriginal Education Council, is launching a four-part speakers series on "Community Resurgence" - discussions on the myriad ways Anishinaabe, Haudenosaunee, Mushkego peoples (among others) are revitalizing nationhood though (re)building healthy families and communities. Taking Place at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto.

The event features three amazing speakers:

Louise MacDonald, Bear Clan Mother of the Mohawk Nation Council of Chiefs

Jessica Danforth, Executive Director, Native Youth Sexual Health Network (NYSHN)

Vanessa Watts-Powless, Assistant Professor, Indigenous Studies at McMaster University.

All our events are free, children and families are always encouraged to come, and we'll even feed you, too!

Thursday December 12, 20123-7pm-10pm- Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples. Radioactive Colonialism: Uranium and the Dispossession of Nehithaw Cree and Denesuline Peoples: an evening with honoured guest Kirstin Scansen!
BEIT ZATOUN 612 Markham Street Toronto

Event will be livestreamed at

Friday December 13, 2013-5:30pm-The indigiFLIX Community Screening Series closes its 2013 season with the all-ages feature film "Wapos Bay: Long Goodbyes," directed by Dennis Jackson. Presented by the imagineNATIVE Film + Media Arts Festival in conjunction with U of T's Native Students' Association and First Nations House Holiday Party. It’s a FREE Screening, so everyone is welcome!

Friday December 13, 2013-8pm- Tomson Highway’s Concert and CD Release: Songs from the (Post) Mistress. Doors open at 7:30 PM - at the Isabel Bader Theatre, 93 Charles St West Toronto, ON.

Event is FREE and CDs can be purchased for $ 20.00

Celebrate this spectacular evening with host Tantoo Cardinal honouring the creative brilliance of performer, playwright, composer and novelist, Tomson Highway.

Performing Songs from The (Post) Mistress, a collection of stories of a resident post mistress through lyrics and music, Highway will be joined on stage by the incomparable songstress Patricia Cano and musicians David Restivo (piano), Ted Quinlan (guitar) George Koller (bass), Daniel Barnes (drums), Jeremy Ledbetter (harmonica), Gord Sheard (accordion) and Marcus Ali (saxophone & clarinet).

Sunday December 15, 2013-12pm-Flash Mob Meditation@ the Eaton Centre Tis the season for buying things we don't really need in the hopes to find happiness. Lets bring stillness to the high church of consumerism, the Eaton center, and make this an annual tradition!

First Nation Reading Week Exchange-University College
During Reading Week 2014, the Health Studies Students' Union will be offering a seven day exchange in conjunction with Canadian Roots. Canadian Roots organizes experiential educational programs and field schools in indigenous host communities across Canada. The programming emphasizes personal growth and leadership development through group learning and personal reflection, which is facilitated by exchange coordinators and educators from each community.
The exchange will offer participants an in-depth and hands-on opportunity to learn about Aboriginal worldview and how it relates to the concept of health. Learning will occur in both formal and informal settings; participants will visit community leaders, organizations, schools, etc.

Spaces Available:
February 15-21, 2014
Six Nations of the Grand River Reserve
$600.00 (subject to change, limited bursaries available)
12 (subject to change)
All meals, transportation, and accommodations
Applications are due by December 15, 2013.

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