Indigenous Connection

Pjila'si!

Academics

Indigenous Studies students
  • Indigenous Studies Minor
    Learn about topics ranging from treaties to residential schools to land and resource issues.
  • Indigenous 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

annual Mawio'mi

Past events

October 17, 2019: Talking Circle-Speaking for Change (Indigenous Student Centre)

October 17, 2019: Decolonial Café (Indigenous Student Centre)

September 30, 2019: 10th Annual Dalhousie Mawio'mi

September 19, 2019: Decolonial Cafe-What is meant by these words

June 6, 2019: Ethics in Research With Indigenous Peoples  

March 21, 2019: Weld Kernohan Lecture: Indigenous Perspectives in Western Medicine

March 21, 2019: Culture and Power: IndigeKen Caine: Environmental Governance of Great Bear Lake, Northest Territories 

November 22, 2018: ESS LECTURE SERIES: Social Determinants of Health Among Indigenous Peoples 

November 15, 2018.: Symposium: Indigenous Knowledge & Access

October 12, 2018: Nanabozho's Sisters - Opening Reception and Curator's Tour

October 11, 2018: Gord Downie & Chanie Wenjack Legacy Space Launch

October 11, 2018: 9th Annual Mawio'mi

October 3, 2018: From Africville to Alton Gas: A Pop-Up Book Launch for There's Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous & Black Communities

October 2, 2018: Policy Matters: Whose Nation? Navigating a new era in Crown-Indigenous relations

September 28, 2018: Public Lecture – Iqaluit Mayor Madeleine Redfern

September 13, 2018: Two-Eyed Seeing and Sustainability by Elder Albert Marshall of Eskasoni First Nation in Cape Breton

September 7, 2018: Building Belonging: Reconciliation In Post-secondary Education 

September 5, 2018: Belong Forum: Senator Murray Sinclair

May 25, 2018: Mahone Bay Launch of “There’s Something in the Water: Environmental Racism in Indigenous and Black Communities”

April 19, 2018: Building Belonging: Embedding Indigenous Content and Ways of Knowing in Learning and Teaching

April 17, 2018: Belong Forum: Buffy Sainte-Marie

April 4, 2018: Local Struggles for Justice, SoSA and the Marshall Commission

March 24, 2018: CALLED TO ACTION: Living Reconciliation Through Song

March 2, 2018: Discussion on Equity & Inclusion for Indigenous students

February 28, 2018: Indigenous student feedback session

February 15, 2018: Improving Campus Equity & Inclusion For All Students

February 14, 2018: Improving Campus Equity & Inclusion For Self-Identified Racialized Students

February 6, 2018: Bicentennial Launch

January 31, 2018: Improving Campus Equity & Inclusion: For Self-Identified Indigenous Students

November 14, 2017: Shake-up 150: an Indigenous Perspective of Canada 150 Panel Discussion

November 9, 2017: Remembering Turtle Grove/Across the Narrows

October 27, 2017: Symposium pt2—Over the Line: A Conversation About Race, Place & The Environment

October 26, 2017: Symposium pt1—Over the Line: A Conversation About Race, Place & The Environment

October 26, 2017: Medicine Unbundled and the Politics of Disease: The Story of Indigenous Health Care in Canada

October 23, 2017: Lecture by Dr. Daniel Paul, 2017 Dal Reads Author

October 18, 2017: Book Launch of Daniel Paul: Mi’kmaw Elder

October 16, 2017: Dalhousie's 8th Annual Mawio'mi

October 13, 2017: Decolonizing Feminism: From Reproductive Abuse to Reproductive Justice - Health Law and Policy Seminar Series (Cosponsored with Dalhousie's Chancellor's Chair in Aboriginal Law and Policy)

October 4, 2017.: Mi'kmaq History Month: Grand Council Flag Raising (Truro)

October 4, 2017: Mi'kmaq History Month: Guest Speaker Gerald Gloade (Truro)

September 28, 2017.: Steps to Reconcilliation

September 28, 2017: New Acquisitions: The Mustang Suite Mi'kmaq welcome with Catherine Martin

May 17, 2017: Indigenizing the academy - Marie Battiste

March 7, 2017: Community Health & Epidemiology: Income-related inequalities in health among Canadian Indigenous populations: 2001-2012; Mohammad Hajizadeh, PhD at al.

March 7, 2017: Race, Place & the Law: Perspectives on Environmental Racism, Grassroots Resistance, and Law and Policy in Nova Scotia 

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