First Nations House invites you to celebrate our 25th Anniversary at the University of Toronto and Indigenous presence on campus at the annual Indigenous Education Week taking place October 30 - November 3, 2017. All events are free and open to the public! You can also join the conversation on Twitter at #UofTIEW2017.
Presented in partnership with: Elders’ Circle (Council of Aboriginal Initiatives), the Multi-Faith Centre, Hart House, the Indigenous Education Network, Ciimaan/Kahuwe’yá/Qajaq, and S.A.G.E. (Supporting Aboriginal Graduate Enhancement).


October 30 Elders' Gathering
October 31 Embedding Survival Narratives in Indigenous Literature
November 1 How to Abandon the World & Asemaa (Tobacco) Teaching
November 2 Field Trip
November 3 Getting Elsewhere & Drum Social

October 30

Elders’ Gathering

11 a.m. – 4 p.m. in the FNH Lounge, First Nations House

October 31

Embedding Survival Narratives in Indigenous Literature: Reading and Talk by Cherie Dimaline

  • Q & A moderated by Michelle Murphy
  • Opening by Rebecca Beaulne-Stuebing

2 p.m. in the Debates Room, Hart House

November 1

How to Abandon the World: A Talk by Billy-Ray Belcourt

Opening by Marie Laing

2 p.m. in the Main Activity Hall, Multi-Faith Centre


Asemaa (Tobacco) Teaching by Traditional Ojibwe Kokomis/Teacher Jacqui Lavalley

5:30 - 7:30 p.m. in the 12th floor Nexus Lounge, Ontario Institute for Studies in Education (OISE)

Space is limited to 25 participants. Register now.

November 2

Field Trip / First Story TO / Indigenous Histories of Tkaronto

2 – 5 p.m. in the Reading Room, Hart House

Registration required.

November 3

Getting Elsewhere: Shared Futures on Selfsame Land

  • With Idil Abdillahi, Billy Ray Belcourt, Chelsea Vowel, Cherie Dimaline, Fikile Nxumalo, Kyle Mays, Mistinguette Smith, Nazbah Tom, Nicholas Galanin, Shay Akil McClean and Zoe Samudzi. Moderated by Eve Tuck.

10 a.m. The Getting (in Getting Elsewhere)

2 p.m. The Elsewhere

East Common Room, Hart House

Tickets available.


CKQ/SAGE Drum Social with Eagle Heart Big Drum

5 p.m. in the Benson Student Lounge, Athletic Centre