Three Community Events Hosted by Trent University’s Indigenous Studies Department on March 28


Friday, March 27, 2009, Peterborough

The Department of Indigenous Studies and Trent University Native Association invites the public to participate in a variety of activities on Saturday, March 28 to celebrate and honour the Residential Schools Survivors.

All are welcome, there is no charge and activities are suitable for the whole family.

Quilting Display – Great Hall, Champlain College, Saturday, March 28 and Sunday, March 29, from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Alice Williams, Honorary Artist in Residence at Champlain College, will be displaying a series of quilts in honour and memory of those children who suffered under the residential school system. Many other quilts by artists throughout Southern Ontario will also be on display.

Trent University Native Association is sponsoring a walk in memory and to honour the survivors of Residential Schools in Canada. The walk will begin at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, March 28 at Enweying, the First Peoples House of Learning at Trent University on the east bank and will end at the Peterborough Armouries on George Street.

The Trent University Native Association will host its 32nd annual Powwow on Saturday, March 28 at the Peterborough Armouries on Murray Street across from City Hall.


For further information, please contact Christine Welter, academic programs coordinator, Department of Indigenous Studies at (705) 748-1011, ext. 7610