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Chanie Wenjack School

First Peoples House of Learning in the moonlight and Otonabee river
for Indigenous Studies

Chanie Wenjack School

Indigenous Insights: What We Teach

Join us for Indigenous Insights: What We Teach highlighting the core curriculum elements and pedagogy of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies.

The program will be held in the Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, Gzowski College, room 102.

Time Program
8:30 a.m Doors Open
9:00 a.m.

Traditional Opening, Elder Shirley Williams

Welcome to the Territory, Chief Phyllis Williams, Curve Lake First Nation

9:30 a.m.

Faculty and academic program introductions highlighting core curriculum elements and pedagogy:

  • Foundations of Indigenous Studies – Robin Quantick and Graduate Teaching Team
  • Indigenous Literatures – Michele Lacombe
  • Indigenous Methodologies – Lynne Davis
  • Traditional Indigenous Knowledge – Skahendowaneh Swamp
  • Indigenous History – Paula Sherman
  • Indigenous Language – Shirley Williams
  • Honours Collegium, Reconciliation – David Newhouse
  • Indigenous Performance – Daystar Rosalie Jones 
  • Indigenous Environmental Studies – Dan Longboat
12:00 p.m. Lunch break
1:30 p.m. Official opening of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies
2:00 p.m.

Provost's Panel - Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, featuring: 

  • Pearl Achneepineskum & Daisy Munroe, Chanie’s surviving sisters
  • Mike Downie, Downie-Wenjack Foundation
  • Elder Dr. Shirley Williams ’79, Trent University professor emerita
  • Dr. John Milloy, Trent University professor emeritus and author of A National Crime – the History of the Residential School in Canada 
  • Alice Williams, chair, Kawartha Truth and Reconciliation Committee
  • Moderated by Dr. Dawn Lavell-Harvard, director, First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University