Indigenous Connection


Installation of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag
Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag

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


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

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