Why do we acknowledge the land? Aboriginal knowledges at Ryerson - February 25, 2015

Moderator: Monica McKay (Director, Office of Aboriginal Initiatives). Panelists: Banakonda Ankibinayseekwe Kennedy-Kish Bell (Elder/Traditional Knowledge Keeper, School of Social Work), Hayden King (Director, Centre for Indigenous Governance), Diane Simone Learning Support (Facilitator, Ryerson Aboriginal Student Service), and Amanda Thompson (Aboriginal Academic Support Adviser, Ryerson Aboriginal Student Services)
Wednesday, February 25, 2015, 12:09 PM

This month's panel will address two common requests at Ryerson. The first is for a greater understanding of why many events begin with an Aboriginal opening that acknowledges that Ryerson sits on traditional Aboriginal land. The second emerges from students who want more Aboriginal/Indigenous content and curriculum. The panelists will discuss these topics and provide their perspectives on why it's important to bring Indigenous protocols and knowledges into the academy.

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