Indigenous Student Events

Current Virtual Programming & Services 

The Indigenous Student Services team has created a number of sessions to continue to support our students and community both in-person and remotely. Please continue to reach out to our team for support, and utilize the events both in-person and on zoom to engage with peers and staff. 

Reminder: the virtual space, like our in-person space at Mohawk College, is meant to be a safe and respectful environment for our Indigenous students to gather and stay connected. 

Indigenous students - please check your Mohawk College email for details on upcoming events. If you have any questions, please contact amanda.aitchison2 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (Amanda Aitchison)

National Indigenous History Month (FNMI)

June is National Indigenous History Month - a time for everyone - Indigenous, non-Indigenous and newcomers - to reflect upon and learn the history, sacrifices, cultures, contributions, and strength of First Nations, Inuit and Metis people. It’s important to keep in mind that First Nations, Inuit and Métis Peoples each have their own unique histories. And within each group, there are distinct histories. 

Throughout June, Indigenous Student Services will be sharing information on our social media and hosting events to engage students, faculty, staff and community interested in learning more about Indigenous realities. 

Please share your response(s) via a story, poem, picture or video to be entered into a giveaway for Mohawk College gift package *Giveaway open to students only. Multiple prizes to be won!

Throughout the month of June, we'll be sharing your responses to our social media pages.

Share your response(s) here
For more information visit the Mohawk Events Calendar

Drop-in Cultural Craft Workshop

Join the Indigenous Student Services team for a Drop-in Cultural Craft. Come meet, mingle and make something! Open to all self-identified Indigenous Students.

Tuesday, June 14, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:30 pm
A114, Fennell Campus

For more information, contact Indigenous Awareness Programmer: amanda.aitchison2 [at] mohawkcollege.ca (subject: Drop-in%20Craft) (Amanda Aitchison)

Indigenous Student Services invites you to join us for virtual paint night! The workshop will be facilitated by Indigenous artist, Moses Lunham.

Join us as Moses shares his gift of creativity with the Mohawk College community. All are welcome for this special zoom event. Learn how to paint and enjoy the process of making art in celebration of National Indigenous History Month. No prior artistic experience necessary to participate.

Wednesday, June 15, 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Zoom Platform

Register for the Virtual Paint Night
To learn more about the event visit Mohawk College Events Calendar

 

Additional Resources

Mohawk College Library created a National Indigenous History Month Research guide, highlighting indigenous themes and work by indigenous authors that is available to the Mohawk College community. It includes a selection of eBooks, videos, websites and additional resources to enhance cultural knowledge and understanding.

To learn more visit National Indigenous History Month 2022 Library Research Guide

Virtual Drop-in Elder Sessions

Mohawk College’s Indigenous Student Services, McMaster’s Indigenous Student Services and Indigenous Students Health Sciences Office have partnered to offer Virtual Drop-in Elder Sessions with a series of Elders. All sessions are available to current Mohawk College and McMaster Indigenous students. 

Virtual Drop-in Elder Session

Myeengun Henry: October 19, 2021

Virtual Drop-in Elder Session

Myeengun Henry: November 16, 2021

Virtual Drop-in Elder Session

Myeengun Henry: February 8, 2022