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Marking National Aboriginal Day 2017

To mark National Aboriginal Day, 2017, the Federation invites its blog readership to read some of the recent blogs about reconciliation-themed events that took place at Congress 2017.

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Indigenous Women: Keepers of the Past, Leaders into the Future
A Congress 2017 blog about the Big Thinking lecture on May 30 entitled Present and Powerful Indigenous Women featuring Métis playright, Elder in Residence at Athabasca University and author of ...

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Race, Justice, and Movement Building

Guest blog by Caleb Snider, Congress 2017 blogger

The Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences brings together leading thinkers, academics, researchers, policy-makers, and innovators to explore some of the world’s most challenging issues. Congress celebrates the vitality and quality of Canadian research contributions and helps train the next generation of Canadian ideas leadership. This year’s theme “The Next 150, on Indigenous Lands” celebrates the history, legacy, and achievements of the peoples and territories that make us who we are, and anticipates the boundless opportunities of the future. Organized by the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences, this year’s Congress is being hosted by Ryerson University in Toronto from May 27–June 2. Follow this series of Big Picture at #congressh blogs.

Aja Monet began the final event of Congress 2017’s Big Thinking series by reading two of her poems with overwhelming force...

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A Possible Canada for Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples

Geraldine Cahill, Manager, Programs and Partnerships, SiG National


Manager of Programs and Partnerships at SiG Geraldine Cahill (second from left) and Executive Director of the 4Rs Youth Movement Jessica Bolduc (centre) at a project design meeting at Hub Ottawa.

I first heard the question “What does 2067 look like?” asked by the leadership team at MaRS’ Studio Y in Toronto in early 2015. It echoed a similar question posed in a Possible Canadas workshop convened by the J.W. McConnell...

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Where Are Women Safe? Some Thoughts on International Women’s Day

Naila Keleta-MaeAssistant Professor, Theatre and Performance Program, University of Waterloo

*Below is an excerpt from a talk prepared as the Distinguished Guest Speaker at the University of Waterloo’s 2017 International Women’s Day Dinner.

November 9, 2016:
The morning after Donald J. Trump is elected President of the United States of America. A white male colleague enters my office with tears in his eyes. He asks, “How are you...

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Bibliothèque et Archives Canada souligne le 20e anniversaire de la Commission royale sur les peuples autochtones au moyen d’un nouveau projet de numérisation

Benjamin Ellis, conseiller stratégique à la Direction générale des services au public de Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

La Fédération des sciences humaines a rédigé le présent billet dans le cadre du forum national Partager la terre, partager un avenir.

Instituée en 1991, la Commission royale sur les peuples autochtones (CRPA) a sillonné le pays afin de répertorier les enjeux et les défis auxquels sont confrontés les Autochtones canadiens et leurs communautés. En 1996, la CRPA remettait son rapport, composé à partir de milliers d’heures d’enregistrement de témoignages et de centaines de milliers de pages de documentation amassées au cours de son mandat de six ans. On y trouve une série de recommandations préconisant l’instauration de nouvelles relations entre les...

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Library and Archives Canada to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples through a new digitization initiative

Benjamin Ellis, Strategic Advisor, Public Services Branch, Library and Archives Canada

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is posting this guest blog in support of the Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future National Forum.

Established in 1991, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) travelled across Canada documenting the issues and challenges facing Indigenous Canadians and their communities. Over its six-year mandate, RCAP amassed thousands of hours of recorded testimony and hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, culminating in the publication of the 1996 RCAP final report complete with a series of recommendations for a renewed relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal people in Canada.

Following the conclusion of the Commission...

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Bibliothèque et Archives Canada souligne le 20e anniversaire de la Commission royale sur les peuples autochtones par un nouveau projet de numérisation

Benjamin Ellis, Conseiller stratégique, Direction générale des services au public, Bibliothèque et Archives Canada

La Fédération sciences humaines est l'affichage ce blogue invité à l'appui de Partager la terre, Partager un avenir et en prévision de cette initiative du lancement le 3 novembre 2016.

Instituée en 1991, la Commission royale sur les peuples autochtones (CRPA) a sillonné le pays afin de répertorier les enjeux et les défis auxquels sont confrontés les Autochtones canadiens et leurs communautés. En 1996, la CRPA remettait son rapport, composé à partir de milliers d’heures d’enregistrement de témoignages et de centaines de milliers de pages de documentation amassées au cours de son mandat de six ans. On y trouve une série de recommandations...

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Library and Archives Canada to commemorate the 20th anniversary of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples through a new digitization initiative

Benjamin Ellis, Strategic Advisor, Public Services Branch, Library and Archives Canada

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is posting this guest blog in support of the Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future project and in anticipation of this initiative’s launch on November 3, 2016.

Established in 1991, the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples (RCAP) travelled across Canada documenting the issues and challenges facing Indigenous Canadians and their communities. Over its six-year mandate, RCAP amassed thousands of hours of recorded testimony and hundreds of thousands of pages of documents, culminating in the publication of the 1996 RCAP final report complete with a series of recommendations for a renewed relationship between Aboriginal and...

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Continuing the reconciliation journey

Elaine Young, Program Officer, Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

I was honoured to represent the Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences at the 2nd annual Building Reconciliation forum held at the University of Alberta on September 28-29, an event focusing on universities’ responses to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. At the event’s opening, a beautiful walking stick symbolizing the reconciliation journey was passed to David Turpin, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Alberta, and was displayed throughout the conference.

    The voices of survivors of the Indian Residential School system were prominent in this gathering, as they bravely shared their stories of neglect, abuse and survival. They also...

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