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Monday, February 17, 2014

Events for Week of February 17, 2014


Monday February 17, 2014-8pm-10pm-The Shittiest Warrior: The Ryan McMahon Ontario Tour Comes to Toronto @ the Central, 603 Markham Street, Toronto, ON


Ryan McMahon has hit the road to tour his newest album The Shittiest Warrior! Touted as the Native George Carlin, comedian Ryan McMahon returns to Toronto on Monday, February 17 at The Central for an unapologetic but brutally honest standup comedy show about the relationship between Indian Country and the mainstream.

Thursday, February 20, 2014-6:30pm- Mi’kmaq Warriors Speaking Tour Comes to Toronto Members of the Mi'kmaq Warriors Society who have been arrested and incarcerated will be on a speaking tour in January and February to raise awareness about their struggle against fracking, their ongoing assertion and exercise of nationhood, and the repression they face from police and courts.

@ Toronto Council Fire Native Cultural Centre, 439 Dundas Street East

 Space is wheelchair accessible through the main door on Dundas St.
*Hot soup and bread to be provided
*TTC Tokens available

Monday February 24- February 28, 2014- Indigenous Education Week @ First Nations House This year, we are honoured to welcome Dr. Linda Tuhiwai Smith, Professor of Indigenous Education at the University of Waikato in Hamilton, New Zealand. Dr. Smith will discuss ground breaking work in Maori education as well as her seminal book, Decolonizing Methodologies: Research and Indigenous Peoples.

Additional guests for the week include Mississauga Anishinaabe scholar Leanne Betasamosake Simpson who will be reading from her debut collection of short stories, Islands of Decolonial Love. First Nations House is also pleased to welcome internationally recognized Indigenous scholar Dr. Filiberto Penados. Renowned orator, writer, and Traditional Teacher Lee Maracle and FNH Elder-in-Residence Andrew Wesley will be offering open teachings throughout the week.

Saturday March 1, 2014-12pm-5pm- 12th Annual Pow wow and Education Career Fair @ York University by CASS (Centre for Aboriginal Student Services) Vari Hall, 4700 Keele Street
Smoke Trail Singers- Host Drum
Charging Horse- Co-host Drum
Old Mush Singers-Water Drum


March 19 and 20, 2014  from 9 AM to 4 PM- The Toronto Aboriginal Support Services Council (TASSC) is holding a two day Symposium at the Native Canadian Centre of Toronto, 16 Spadina Road.

The two-day symposium offers participants a thorough introduction to the essentials
of community-based research (CBR) with urban Aboriginal peoples. Topics will
focus on best practices for research development, design and dissemination,
plus highlight strategies for putting policies and principles into practice.

Who should attend: the symposium is designed to provide an Indigenous
perspective on conducting research with urban Aboriginal peoples and is
intended for students, academics, policy-makers, and government agencies.

Cost: Full rate - $350.00 / Student rate - $300.00

Fee includes lunch, refreshments and materials

Speakers include:  

 Dr. Amanda Sheppard - The Hospital for Sick Children

 Dr. Janet Smylie - St. Michael's Hospital

 Randy Jackson and Doe O'Brien - Canadian Aboriginal AIDS Network

 Dr. Margaret Robinson - Centre for Addictions and Mental Health

 Bernice Downey - The Well Living House

 Rebeka Tabobondung - Indigenous Knowledge Network

Participants will gain a better understanding of the steps to initiating
research with Aboriginal peoples, communities and agencies as well as
develop tangible skills for working with Indigenous ethical research
frameworks, specifically the:

*Tri-Council Policy Statement: Ethical Conduct for Research Involving
Humans; Chapter 9 - Research Involving the First Nations, Inuit, and Métis
Peoples of Canada; the
* First Nations Information Governance Committee's Principles of OCAP:
Ownership, Control, Access, and Possession; and the
* Ontario Federation of Indian Friendship Centre's USAI Research
Framework: Utility, Self-Voicing, Access, and Inter-rationality. 

Who should attend: the symposium is designed to provide an Indigenous
perspective on conducting research with urban Aboriginal peoples and is
intended for students, academics, policy-makers, and government agencies.

A limited number of complimentary seats are available to Aboriginal students
or Elders. Contact us for details. 

For more information please email:

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