A series of workshops in the CAW Student Centre will touch on different facets of Aboriginal cultures, today — Thursday, September 21 — from 2 to 4:30 p.m.
All of the events are free and open to the public:
- 2 p.m. Ambassador Auditorium, a discussion on Indigenous student representation with Coty Zachariah, national chair of the Canadian Federation of Students
- 2:30 p.m. Ambassador Auditorium, Dean Jacobs, consultation manager for Walpole Island First Nation, will chronicles and explores the pre-Confederation treaties between the British Imperial Crown and the ancestors of the Walpole Island First Nation and their homeland in what is known today as south-western Ontario.
- 3:30 p.m. main foyer, M.Ed student Jessica Rachel Cook will lead participants through the creation of their own dream catchers using traditional techniques and supplies, as well as contemporary artistic adaptations that incorporate found, repurposed, and collected materials.
- 3:30 p.m. Commons, Anishnaabe dance artist Nimkii Osawamick will provide an introduction to elements of hoop dancing — all levels of learners welcome. He hails from Wikwemikong Unceded Reserve on Manitoulin Island and is a member of the Wolf Clan.
This is part of a series of events to dedicate Turtle Island Walk. An official ceremony at noon and a free luncheon starting immediately after will take place on the pedestrian corridor. Find details of all the planned activities on the UWindsor Facebook page.