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Installation of the Mi'kmaq Grand Council Flag

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.


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


Past events

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