Listen to Dr. Tom Jackson, Professor David Newhouse and Ph.D. Candidate Christine Sy describe their Trent experience. Learn how Trent can be a safe place to learn and live and how success should be measured by our ability to help others live better lives.
Josh Kakegamic was the artist who created the logo for the Department of Indigenous Studies. Josh was a member of “The First Woodlands Artists”, a group of Woodlands Cree artists including Carl Ray, Josh Kakegamic, Roy Kakegamic, Robert Kakegamic, Goyce Kakagamic and Norvelle Morriseau.
It was in 1981, just a couple of years after Carl Ray passed away, (’78), the group felt that they needed to establish a group to ensure the continuity of the Woodlands Cree style.
Josh Kakegamic was the brother of Roy Kakegamic who was a student at Native Studies at Trent University. Roy introduced Josh to the Department and Josh donated this picture to be used by the Department for its logo – that is the Native Studies Loon. Roy still lives and works in Sandy Lake and has contributed three significant works to Trent University’s collection. One of these paintings describes the painful experiences at residential school and describes the circumstances of the death of little Charly Wenjack after who the Wenjack Theatre is named.
Addendum: In 2004, as a result of the relationship developed between the First Peoples House of Learning and Gzowski College Symons, the Native Studies Loon was shared with the College to create an understanding of unity under one roof, in the building called Enweying: The Way We Speak Together.
Learn how Indigenous peoples in Canada and around the world are shaping our globe through a creative blend of Indigenous knowledge and Western knowledge. You will study the historical and contemporary interactions between Indigenous and non-Indigenous societies, and the cultural foundations of Indigenous life in areas such as performance, literature, politics, ecology and governance. Learn from exceptional faculty with backgrounds in both Western and Indigenous knowledge, and experience cross-cultural learning.
Participate in experience-based learning through direct interactions with Elders and Traditional Knowledge holders
Understand the effect of Treaties and the influence they give to First Nations, Inuit and Metis peoples in Canada
Engage in research projects that make a difference in the local community
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Foundations of Indigenous Learning; Introduction to Nishnaabemowin; Indigenous Environmental Studies; Indigenous Masked Dance and Storytelling; Urbanization and Indigenous Peoples; Nanabush's Campfire; Indigenous Women; Colonial Encounters;