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Chanie Wenjack School

Gowski College in the moonlight from across the Otonabee river
for Indigenous Studies

Chanie Wenjack School

Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Challenge the Way You Think. Think Indigenous. Think Trent.

Provost's Lecture Series and Chanie Wenjack School Present:

Reconciliation: Taking Stock, Moving Forward

In the Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, room 101.1, Enwayaang Building, First Peoples House of Learning, doors open at 6:30, all are welcome, refreshments will be served. There is no charge to attend. 

2019 marks the 50th anniversary of Indigenous Knowledge (IK) sharing at Trent University, the first and oldest program bringing IK to the Western Academy. 

We are beginning this year of reflection with a series looking at some of the work that is being done by Canadians, Indigenous Peoples and Settlers, which is repairing the relationships which have been damaged by so many experiences.

As Elijah Harper said, "The residential schools are just the tip of the iceberg." 

Trent is pleased and grateful to the following leaders in the work of reconciliation for their willingness to come and help us as we begin this process of learning to work together, to live together and learning to trust one another going forward:

January 30 - Niigaan Sinclair

February 4 - Ry Moran

February 11 - James Cullingham

February 14 - Claudette Commanda

February 25 - Sylvia Maracle 

For complete Provost's Lecture Series information and individual's biographies, please go to the Trent Calendar of Events 

For more than 50 years, Trent has incorporated traditional teachings and perspectives into its curricular and extra-curricular programming. In fact, Trent’s groundbreaking leadership in Indigenous Studies dates back to our beginnings, when we became the first university in Canada, and only the second in North America, to establish an academic department dedicated to the study of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous knowledges. It’s just one of the ways we think differently, and inspire our students to do the same. 

Our Leadership in Indigenous Studies: An Interactive Timeline

We invite you to explore our history of leadership, and join our extraordinary community of scholars to continue this legacy and make a difference in our world.