Recognizing National Indigenous History Month

- June 19, 2020

Dal student Emma Metallic dances at the 2019 Dalhousie Mawio'mi. (Danny Abriel photo)
Dal student Emma Metallic dances at the 2019 Dalhousie Mawio'mi. (Danny Abriel photo)

About the author: Theresa Rajack-Talley is Dalhousie’s vice-provost of equity and inclusion

Diversity and Inclusiveness are part of Dalhousie’s core values. It is within this context that we acknowledge National Indigenous History Month and the valuable contributions of the Indigenous people to our country, province and university.  

Dalhousie University is located in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq.

We also acknowledge the anger, pain, fear, and frustration that so many are experiencing because of the horrid impact of the pandemic and the unjust racial tragedies. We unequivocally condemn the persistent and unjust atrocities, violence and deaths of indigenous people. We will continue to do our part at Dalhousie in promoting and integrating inclusiveness at all levels and add our voices to the important conversation about systemic racism.  

Read also: Cathy Martin, director of Indigenous community engagement, on National Indigenous History Month: Nipnikús (June) — “Leaves in Full Blossom"  

Save the date

The Offices of the Vice Provost, Equity and Inclusion and Human Rights and Equity Services (HRES) will be hosting the second forum in the series Speak Truth to Power. The panelists will discuss systemic racism and its impact on our Mi’kmaq and African Nova Scotian Communities. Please join us on Thursday, June 25, 2020 at 6 p.m. Look for more details through the Dalhousie Events Calendar next week or connect through HRES on Facebook.

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