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November 2016


Elder Arvol Lookinghorse + Standing Rock Fundraiser

Join OISE and University of Toronto on November 28 in hosting Elder Arvol Lookinghorse, 19th generation Keeper of the Sacred White Buffalo Calf Pipe and Spiritual Leader at Oceti Sakowin Camp at Canon Ball, North Dakota. In the OISE Auditorium.

Opening ceremony and hoop dance by World Champion Lisa Odijig. Additional fundraising events will be taking place, such as a Traditional Blanket Dance, live aution, silent aution, and opportunities for Standing Rock donations. Event poster here.

Please RSVP your FREE ticket here. Facebook event and more info here.


Film Screening - "Toxic Tresspass"

Toronto group Green Neighbours 20 will be screening the NFB film Toxic Tresspass on November 30 at 7PM. This film includes a section on the Aamjiwnaang First Nations community of Sarnia that is surrounded by refineries and petrochemical plants. Learn about the implications of this environmental racism and join the discussion for environmental justice after the screening.

Event will be held at OISE, 7th Floor. More details can be found here.


ROM - Royal Ontario Museum

Upcoming special events for Aboriginal Education Month.

November 16: Celebrating Métis: Remembering Louis Riel

November 16: Celebrating Métis: Voyageur Adventures

November 23: Celebrating First Nations

November 29: Celebrating Inuit

Standing Rock Syllabus

The NYC Stands with Standing Rock Collective released a #NoDAPL Standing Rock Syllabus in solidarity with those resisting the Dakota Access Pipeline in North Dakota, USA. Please find their letter and syllabus here.

An event will be held on November 22 to critically engage with the Standing Rock Syllabus. Details for the Group Reading can be found here. Please note the location to the OISE Library.

Here is a brief background article on pipeline resistance in Canada in the 1980s. The Dene Tha' resisted the Norman Wells pipeline and continue a long history of protecting clean water and healthy wildlife. Please find the article here.

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