First Nations House invites you to celebrate Indigenous contributions at the University of Toronto and Indigenous presence on campus at the annual Indigenous Education Week taking place October 22 to October 26, 2018.

All events are free and open to the public! You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2018.

Presented in partnership with: Elders’ Circle (Council of Aboriginal Initiatives), Law Indigenous Initiatives Office, Hart House, the Indigenous Education Network, Ciimaan/Kahuwe’yá/Qajaq and S.A.G.E. (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement).

October 22

Brenda Gunn on United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People


Elders Gathering

  • Location: OISE (252 Bloor St West) room 5-180

  • Time: 2 - 7:30 p.m. 

October 23

Access and Control of Indigenous Cultural Heritage: When the 'Object' of Repatriation is Song

A talk by Dr. Robin R. R. Gray (Ts'msyen/Mikisew Cree).


October 24

Trudeau Government’s “Rights Recognition Framework”: A Plan to Entrench 4th Level of Indigenous Government and Permanent Subjugation of First Nations

A talk by Russell Diabo.


First Story TO / Indigenous Histories of Tkaronto

Presented by Hart House. Registration is required for this event. Register on Eventbrite.

  • Location: Hart House, Reading Room

  • Time: 2 - 4 p.m.

October 25

First event of the 30th Anniversary Speaker Series: Living and Learning through Mitákuye Owási (All My Relations)

A talk by Alayna Eagle Shield. Moderated by Marleen Villanueuva and Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing.

  • Location: OISE Library (252 Bloor St. West), Main Floor

  • Time: 2 - 4 p.m.


Families, Love and Justice 

A panel discussion with Kim Katrin Milan, Michael Champagne and Geraldine King. Moderated by Sandi Wemigwase.

  • Location: Hart House (7 Hart House Circle), Music Room

  • Time: 7 - 9 p.m.

October 26

Justice through Zines

A zine-making workshop with Kaya Joan. This workshop is limited to 25 participants. Register for this event on Eventbrite.


Drum Circle with Eagle Heart Drum

Presented by Ciimaan/Kahuwe'ya/Qajaq and S.A.G.E.