Today’s EDID Week activities include discussions of accessible educational content, Asian heritage, and eliminating racial discrimination.
A mini round dance and panel discussion Tuesday, Feb. 14, will bring continued awareness to Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women, Girls, and 2 Spirit people.
“Violence against Indigenous women and girls is an unfair reality and cruel truth, but one that needs to be better understood in order to protect the health and safety of all Indigenous sisters,” says Michelle Nahdee, Indigenous legal studies co-ordinator in the Faculty of Law.
Rain Whited was just four when his father thought he was old enough to begin playing organized sports.
“He asked me, ‘Do you want to play hockey or lacrosse?’ I didn’t even know what lacrosse was but I said, ‘Lacrosse.’ I think it was the Creator guiding me.”
For Whited, a member of the Oneida Nation of the Thames, lacrosse went on to become an integral part of his life. He played for the Windsor Warlocks, Windsor Clippers, and Wallaceburg Red Devils until he aged out of competitive leagues locally at 21.
A drum social teach-in Friday in the David Wilson Commons was central to campus observances of Orange Shirt Day.
An art installation on display this week in the Leddy Library honours Orange Shirt Day.