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12 01, 2023

Métis director, Berkley Brady, coming to campus on January 20th to screen her award-winning film ‘Dark Nature’

January 12th, 2023|Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

We're excited to welcome Berkley to campus on January 20th! On Friday, January 20th, we will be screening the new Canadian film Dark Nature directed by Berkley Brady in H100 from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. Organized by our Indigenous Initiatives department, this is an opportunity to enjoy Indigenous art and learn more about the film-making [...]

14 11, 2022

Métis Week at StMU: Campus Activities and Learning Resources

November 14th, 2022|Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

Today marks the beginning of Métis Week, a time to celebrate the culture, history and contributions of Métis people. This week is formed around Louis Riel Day, which is held every year on November 16th across Canadian Métis homelands. This date marks the anniversary of Louis Riel’s execution in 1885, and also serves as a [...]

29 09, 2022

New teaching tipi joins our campus

September 29th, 2022|Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

A teaching tipi located near Heritage Link is the newest addition to our historic St. Mary’s University campus. We are excited to have this new Indigenous space on campus as a designated place for learning, celebration, and gathering.  The tipi was commissioned earlier this summer, through consultation and guidance from our Indigenous Advisory Council.  We [...]

22 09, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Learning Resources

September 22nd, 2022|Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events, Reconciliation 2022|

On September 30th, we ask members of our campus community to wear orange and memorialize the children lost to the Canadian residential school system and take time to honour survivors, their families, and their communities. Below you will find a list of learning resources curated by our Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Michelle Scott, to help [...]

22 09, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Local events

September 22nd, 2022|Events, Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events, Reconciliation 2022, Uncategorized|

Our Friends at the Calgary Foundation have curated local events for Calgarians to participate in this National Day for Truth and Reconciliation on September 30th. Our Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Michelle Scott, has curated the below list with some of her top picks. Check out the full listing here: https://ckc.calgaryfoundation.org/events/ Pokaiks Commemorative Walk Schedule: 9:30 [...]

15 09, 2022

Indigenous field study course offers unique Land-based experiential learning

September 15th, 2022|Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

  A recent week-long field study course at St. Mary’s University invited students into an experiential and transformational space to learn more about themselves and their own relationships to Land through Indigenous ways of knowing, being, and doing. Taught by StMU Director of Indigenous Initiatives, Michelle Scott, this block week course gave students the necessary [...]

17 08, 2022

Resiliency & Reconciliation: Reflections on the Papal Visit

August 17th, 2022|Indigenous Initiatives, Leadership, News, News and Events|

At the end of July, St. Mary’s was honoured to be one of the only universities invited to send a delegation of participants to attend the much-anticipated papal visit. In a response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission's Calls to Action, Pope Francis journeyed to Alberta to offer an apology on behalf of the Catholic [...]

28 07, 2022

Statement on Pope Francis’s Apology to the Indigenous Peoples of this Land

July 28th, 2022|Indigenous Initiatives, News, News and Events|

The institutional members of the Association of Catholic Colleges and Universities in Canada are pleased that Pope Francis has apologized to the Indigenous Peoples on this Land for the Catholic Church’s role in the operation of residential schools. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Call to Action #58 requested that the pope apologize to the “Survivors, [...]

25 07, 2022

Tobacco – St. Mary’s University Medicine Blog Post

July 25th, 2022|Academics, Indigenous Initiatives, News, Science|

There are many species of Tobacco (Nicotiana species) all of which are native to the Americas. Tobacco has been cultivated in the Americas for several thousand years for its medicinal, ceremonial & social benefits. Unlike other plants in the garden, Tobacco is an annual & needs to be seeded every year. The species we grew [...]

18 07, 2022

Itsemseemo in its Second year – St. Mary’s University Medicine Garden Blog

July 18th, 2022|Academics, Indigenous Initiatives, News, Science|

  The St Mary’s University medicine garden, named Itsemseemo, a Blackfoot word meaning “Where we plant” by Elder Casey Eagle Speaker in fall 2021, was built by a group of former Biology students as their senior project. The idea was to grow native prairie & woodland plants from southern Alberta, particularly those which have [...]

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