Embrace Myth, The Messenger, Medicine and more when Acting Vice-Provost & Associate Vice- President (Indigenous Initiatives) Candace Brunette-Debassige takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
When Ethan Thomas arrived at Western, he felt alone and out of place. He missed his family and friends, longing for the ceremonies he embraced growing up in Six Nations of the Grand River territory. That soon changed.
About a year into her internship, and some 80 feet up in the air, Katrina Petahtegoose had a revelation.
The Markkanen Awards are presented annually to an Indigenous undergraduate and graduate student from Main Campus based on academic excellence; contribution to Indigenous communities; and commitment to Western’s campus community through engagement outside of the classroom.
Thirteen days into his month-long series of triathlons, Nursing professor Abe Oudshoorn hit the wall. “I was cooked. I was toast. I couldn’t make it up the stairs.”
Ideally, Sport Canada’s new suite of safe sport policies should be seen as a positive step towards addressing public concerns about harassment, abuse and discrimination in sport. Yet, recent signs suggest the system is failing its victims.
Western welcomed Grade 7 and 8 Indigenous students from across Southwestern Ontario for the 15thannual Track and Field Day on Wednesday.
Building relationship. Danielle Alcock knows that enjoyable part of her graduate student days will be paramount in her new role as Indigenous Leader in Residence, a newly created role at the Schulich School of Medicine & Dentistry.
Allegations about harassment, abuse and discrimination in hockey have rocked the sport over the past few weeks. Yet there is a curious silence as to how Sport Canada’s new suite of ‘safe sport’ policies can help clean up the mess.
Western community members Candace Brunette-Debassige and Jerry White were named among seven honourees earning Atlohsa Peace Awards for their contributions in the spirit of truth and reconciliation.
A new book by Western professor Janice Forsyth, Director of Indigenous Studies, tells the first detailed narratives of Tom Longboat Award winners while casting new light on how the awards themselves reflect broader themes of colonialism, self-determination and Indigeneity in sports.
Amanda Myers sees the job as being all about relationships – building them, maintaining them and growing them.
Western’s Indigenous Services held its own Orange Shirt Day today to educate people and promote awareness about the residential school system the impact this system had on Indigenous communities for more than a century in Canada, and still does.
Redquill Architecture, led by Wanda Dalla Costa, a firm that specializes in Indigenous architecture, planning and design, has been enlisted to help the Western community shape a new Indigenous space on campus.
From an early 20th century businessman-turn-author, to a performer who will rock you, to a legendary country outlaw, Visiting Elder Myrna Kicknosway shares some favourite stories when she takes a turn on Read. Watch. Listen.
A sociology textbook used by universities across Canada received an Indigenous-focused update in hopes of exposing young scholars to the ongoing issues facing many communities – all thanks to a new Western summer research program.
One of the most remarkable spaces on campus will take on new importance as Western creates a new Indigenous learning and gathering space, as outlined in its Indigenous Strategic Plan.
Join in everything from lighthearted entertainment to soul-searching advice for living to even a little guilty please royal watching when Joy Spear Chief-Morris takes her turn on ‘Read. Watch. Listen.’
The Learning with Head and Heart program aims to integrate traditional knowledge with research rigour in a 14-week summer program for Indigenous undergraduates.
Geography professor Chantelle Richmond, Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Health and Environment, takes her turn on Read. Watch. Listen.