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Installation of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag
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Watch video footage of the installation of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag on Dalhousie's Halifax Studley Campus, which took place on October 6, 2016.

Academics

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  • Indigenous Studies Minor
    Learn about topics ranging from treaties to residential schools to land and resource issues.
  • Aboriginal Health Sciences Success Program
    A unique initiative that prepares Aboriginal students to be health care providers, and also instructs non-Aboriginal health care students on issues of importance to Aboriginal patients.
  • Indigineous Black and Mi'kmaq Initiative
    This Schulich School of Law initiative works to increase representation of Indigenous Blacks and Mi'kmaq in the legal profession in order to reduce discrimination.
  • Transition Year Program (TYP)
    The TYP began in 1970 with a mandate to increase the access and the successful participation of Aboriginal and Black students at Dalhousie University.

Campus Life

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Past events

February 14, 2017.: Community Health & Epidemiology Seminar Series - Income-related inequalities in health among Canadian Indigenous populations: 2001-2012, Dr. Mohammad Hajizadeh at al.

January 23, 2016.: 2017 Dalhousie-Horrocks National Leadership Lecture, Beyond Colonialism? Libraries for a Canada We Don't Yet Know (Co-sponsored by Halifax Public Libraries)

January 12, 2016: ESS Lecture Series: Film Screening and Skype Discussion: Fractured Land (2015) with Caleb Behn

November 30, 2016: Tobacco Tie Workshop

November 29, 2016: The Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Fundraiser

November 24, 2016: GWST Free Public Lectures/Classes: NAIOMI METALLIC, Dalhousie (Faculty of Law), Aboriginal Women: Decolonization and the Impact of the Indian Act

November 9, 2016: Racism: Indigenous Perspectives

October 31, 2016: Brad Firth - Caribou Legs

October 25, 2016: Blanket Ceremony hosted by the Transition Year Program.

October 6, 2016: Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag Raising Ceremony

October 6, 2016: 7th Annual Mawio'mi  

September 30, 2016: Orange Shirt Day in recognition of the harm done by the residential school system & Dalhousie Elders in Residence presents a Mass Blanket Exercise

August 22, 2016: Dalhousie Elders in Residence Presents the Blanket Exercise

August 9, 2016: Dalhousie Elders in Residence Presents the Blanket Exercise 

June 10, 2016: Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag installed on Dal's Agricultural Campus

May 16, 2016: Panel discussion: Truth and Reconciliation in Action

April 19, 2016: Decolonizing the Academy: Responding to the TRC Calls to Action

March 11, 2016: Elders Hosting Cultural Sharing Circle - CANCELLED DUE TO WEATHER

March 4, 2016: Bringing an Indigenous Sensibility into the Classroom

March 4, 2016: A Primer on Indigenous Research Methodologies

March 2, 2016: Traditional Indigenous Health and Western Medicine

February 24, 2016: Racism: White, Black, Indigenous and Immigrant Perspectives

January 30, 2016: Wab Kinew: The Reason You Walk Speaking Engagement

January 21, 2016: The Maliseet First Nation and Maize: Jason Hall's Work on "Maliseet Cultivation and Climatic Resilience"

January 21, 2016: ESS LECTURE SERIES: Miles Howe -- Debriefing Elsipogtog: The Anatomy of a Struggle

January 15, 2016: Dalhousie Health Law and Policy Seminar - Historical Trauma Among Aboriginal Peoples: Implications for Improving Well-Being

November 4, 2015: Inuit Perspectives on Health and the Arts

October 15, 2015: ESS LECTURE SERIES: Toxic Places: Environmental Racism in Mi'kmaw & African Nova Scotian Communities

October 7, 2015: Presentation - Two-Spirit Mental Health and Cultural Continuity

October 14: Animating Mi’kmaw Humanities in Atlantic Universities: From Research to Practice

September 30, 2015: 6th Annual Mawio'mi

September 22, 2015: Looking at history to promote progress in the future: Interdisciplinary research exploring historical and contemporary determinants of health among Indigenous peoples

September 16, 2015: Presentation - Wabanaki: A new dawn for community-based Indigenous research and learning at Dalhousie

July 28, 2015: Connecting the Dots: Confronting Environmental Racism in Nova Scotia