Learning Anishinaabemowin

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 3, 2021 - 2:00pm EST
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 2:00pm EST
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Wednesday, April 14, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Jasmine Cedar Panacheese
Event Contact E-mail: 

Learning Anishinaabemowin

This online-based discussion explores Anishinaabemowin through experiential learning. We can learn Anishinaabemowin through stories, (Creedance Clearwater Survival) songs and games like jeopardy and bingo! Participants will engage with Anishinaabemowin by learning conversational pieces. The class will work with the participants to decide which topics are going to be covered based on interest. 

Every Wednesday until April 21, 2021 

Here is the link to register
 
Register in advance for this meeting:
https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUqf-GhqjgtGNwebTm-A_DNus6CRwCRLv7D 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Elder In Residence - Elder Gerry Martin

Event Date: 
Thursday, January 21, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Friday, January 22, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Friday, January 29, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Thursday, February 4, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Friday, February 12, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Friday, March 5, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Thursday, March 11, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Friday, March 12, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Thursday, March 18, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT
Thursday, March 25, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT
Friday, March 26, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Pelletier-Demerah
Event Contact E-mail: 

Elder In Residence - Elder Gerry Martin

The Indigenous Student Services Centre is pleased to have Elder Gerry Martin available for individual or group discussions. Gerry Martin is a former nurse and a student of traditional Indigenous healing methods. He is from the Mattagami First Nation of Ojibways in Northeastern Ontario. Gerry feels very comfortable teaching, learning, and sharing his knowledge of traditional Indigenous healing methods and considers it a life-long journey to learn more. He is a son, father, and grandfather and Great-Grandfather who followed his destiny and enjoys life to the fullest. 

To connect with Elder Martin through zoom please contact adm.issc@lakeheadu.ca and you will be forwarded the link. 

Gerry Martin

Indigenous Graduate Student Speaker Series - Joseph Duncan

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 24, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact E-mail: 

Indigenous Graduate Speaker Series – Sharing Stories and Learning from Each Other

Joseph Duncan - Master of Arts, Social Justice

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 1 pm to 2 pm EST

The Indigenous Student Services Centre is pleased to share this inspiring student speaker series. Join to learn about these Indigenous graduate students and their experiences along their educational journey.  

The final speaker in the series is Joseph Duncan. Joseph is a student in the Master of Arts, Social Justice.

Plan to join to learn about Joseph's educational journey.  

Register in advance at:

https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwufuusrTMqGdJb-qGVszDgNSMl9...

After registering for the event, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

Joseph Duncan

Joseph Duncan. Joseph is an Indigenous member of the Muskrat Dam First Nation.  He graduated from Lakehead University's Outdoor Recreation, Parks & Tourism Program. Joseph is currently completing his Masters of Arts, Social Justice Program this year.  Joseph will discuss the importance of secondary education and the struggles and challenges in obtaining a secondary education.

 

 

Everyone welcome to attend. 

 

Spring Celebration - Three Sisters Gardening

Event Date: 
Friday, March 19, 2021 - 2:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
via zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Jasmine Cedar Panacheese
Event Contact E-mail: 

Spring Celebration ~ Three Sisters Gardening

March 19th, 2021 - 2:00 pm to 3:30 pm

via zoom

Learn about The Three Sisters and gardening with Celeste Smith, founder of Cultural Seeds Traditional Plants and Director of Ga Gitigemi Gamik (We Will Plant Lodge) Traditional Indigenous Agricultural Knowledge. 

Let's appreciate the garden we have on campus nd celebrate the spring ahead. 

Register in advance to join this event:

https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwoduqhrjssGNeMTA53Ewryd3xRu...

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the event.

EVERYONE WELCOME!

Contact orillia.ca@lakeheadu.ca for more information.

Celeste SmithCeleste Smith (she/her) is the Executive Director of Skywomans Garden and the Project Lead of Ga Gitigemi Gamik. Celeste is from the Wolf Clan, and is Oneida/Mohawk from Six Nations of the Grand River Territory. As an intergenerational trauma survivor, she has made it her life's mission to help women rebuild their connections to the land and their life-ways. Celeste is a seed steward, traditional agriculturalist and former professor of Traditional Ecological Knowledge at Niagara College. Her Traditional Ecological Knowledge (TEK) comes from a strong connection to her family's agricultural traditions and 30 years of personal/community gardening experience. She continues to educate herself through ceremony and engagement with traditional healers and agricultural experts. Her current work centres around Indigenous education, food sovereignty, land access and Indigenous Human Rights. Celeste's academic experience was at Niagara College (Social Sciences), Brock University (Sociology/Indigenous Education) and Columbia University NYC (Indigenous Rights and Policy). Celeste has taught students in various capacities, from elementary school to adult learners and worked in the dept. of Indigenous Education at Niagara College for five years. She is an Indigenous Education Consultant at The District School Board of Niagara and the Niagara Catholic Catholic School Board, where she holds regular workshops for both students and teachers/administration. As a speaker, she has travelled extensively, lecturing at hundreds of events and conferences including organizing an annual event at Brock University centred around Indigenous Human Rights and Food Sovereignty Issues. Celeste has most recently taught Traditional Ecological Knowledge at Niagara College as well as teaching Indigenous Wellness in the Indigenous Bridge to College Program offered in conjunction with the Niagara Peninsula Area Aboriginal Management Board (NPAAMB). Celeste has also held board positions and paid positions at various Indigenous organizations including as a recruiter for Indspire Educational Foundation and as the Director of the Three Fires Community Justice Program.

 

CulturalSeeds.com (formerly Skywomans Garden) is an Indigenous Womxn-owned business that is rooted in Traditional Ecological Knowledge. Our Mission is to empower Indigenous People to REclaim traditional agricultural practices to help heal ourselves, our communities and our world. We specialize in heritage and rare plants from Turtle Island, and sell and trade seeds, live plants and consulting services. We also offer FREE consulting services to Indigenous Organizations and Nations in support of food sovereignty.
 

Elder in Residence - Trish Monague

Event Date: 
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 3:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 3:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, April 6, 2021 - 3:00pm EDT
Tuesday, April 13, 2021 - 3:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Pelletier-Demerah
Event Contact E-mail: 

Elder In Residence - Elder Trish Monague

Tuesdays - 3 pm to 4 pm

Elder Trish Monague began her relationship with spirit at the age of three and uses her gift as a cultural teacher and traditional healer. She has been sober and walking the Anishnawbe Miikan for 30 years. Trish can share information on medicine, teachings, and carrying/starting your own bundle and is a wonderful person to talk to.

Contact Sheila Pelletier-Demerah at adm.issc@lakeheadu.ca to connect with Elder Monague.

Self-Defense Sessions with Darren Marshall

Event Date: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 16, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, February 23, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 2, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 9, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Tuesday, March 16, 2021 - 6:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 23, 2021 - 6:00pm EDT
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 - 6:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Sheila Demerah-Pelletier
Event Contact E-mail: 

 

Self-Defense Sessions with Darren Marshall

Starting Tuesday, February 9th, 2021  ~ Ending Tuesday, March 30th, 2021 

6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join Darren every Tuesday for 8 weeks of interactive and fun learning sessions on self defense.

Register in advance at: 

https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJArd-igqz8vGNBQ-ahGc5UqgAOKHHwo-6EA

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

EVERYONE WELCOME! 

s Marshall

Darren Marshall has become a known leader in conflict or confrontation management with 35 years martial arts conflict resolution studies coupled with 25 years working Private Security, Professional  Bodyguard assignments, Night Club Security, and being a father, uncle, brother and husband.  He’s earned a 6th Degree Black Belt in Wado Kai Karate and  is a SAFE International certified Self Defense instructor.  Teaching over 6000 individuals, from youth to seniors, his intention is to leave people with  tools to feel safe in their day to day lives.Come join Darren for some interactive and fun learning seminars on self defense and awareness.

 What you can look forward too.

Week One:  Staying Present - This will cover staying aware of your surroundings, recognizing threats, mindset and pre-contact ques to recognize in personal self defense.

Week Two: Building on week one "what to do's" we will explore body mechanics to pick up aggressive behaviours, physical distancing even without a pandemic, common distractions we find work for attackers, and how to remain neutral and ready when being confronted.  Reactionary gap - how much time do i need to register an attack coming at me?

Week Three: Adrenal stress (what is it, can we control it, what happens to my body response during adrenal stress) factors to consider when in a situation, physical attacks from the front, how to hit, where to hit while being attacked from the front, how to shift and move.  Good ways to hit, things that will get you hurt (to do and not to do's).

Week Four: Review of information so far, hair pulling, strangulations, common attacks from behind and how to defend them.  Environmental Awareness, utilizing physical surroundings (barriers, curbs, fences, flower pots, etc... things to utilize to help your escape in a situation. 

Week Five: Back attacks, familial violence (domestic violence), practicing back attacks, rear chokes, difference between a choke and strangle.  Priority during either choke or strangle to alleviate unconsciousness and get out. 

Week Six: Review front/back attacks, introduction to falling or being pushed down, ground attacks and how to gain advantage.  Verbal yelling to gain attention (we will discuss this in almost all sessions) any questions, aids that can be utilized. 

Week 7: Practical role playing, ego deconstruction for verbal deescalation, mixing up attacks, front, back and ground.  Improving your awareness to avoid situations.

Week 8: Wrap up and questions and multiple demonstrations.  Telephone numbers for help, review of any questions etc...

 

Indigenous Graduate Student Speaker Series - Cheryl Ogima

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 10, 2021 - 1:00pm EST
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact E-mail: 

Indigenous Graduate Speaker Series – Sharing Stories and Learning from Each Other

Cheryl Ogima, Master of Science, Management Accounting

Wednesday, March 10, 2021 – 1 pm to 2 pm EST

The Indigenous Student Services Centre is pleased to share this inspiring student speaker series. Join to learn about these Indigenous graduate students and their experiences along their educational journey.   

The second speaker is Cheryl Ogima. Cheryl is a student in the Master of Science in Management Accounting.

Learn about Cheryl’s educational journey. 

Register in advance at:

https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0tcu-tpjgoHdHsyY_Ls6-AwCMty...

After registering for the event, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

 

Cheryl Ogima

Cheryl Ogima. Cheryl was born and raised in Enoch Cree Nation, which borders the City of Edmonton, Alberta. She is and always will be a devoted Oilers fan. Cheryl received her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting in May 2020 and also completed the Graduated Diploma in Accounting in December 2020. She is currently employed with a local accounting firm, completing Capstone 1 and 2 while also completing the 30 month work experience required by CPA Canada. 

Cheryl is married with four children and has numerous grandchildren.  Cheryl's late father was a red seal Carpenter and her mother was a teacher’s assistant; both attended college. Cheryl's grandmothers were a strong presence in her life. Both offered traditional life lessons that are forever with her. She is proud to be an accountant. 

 

Everyone is welcome to attend!

Indigenous Graduate Student Speaker Series - Nathaniel Anderson

Event Date: 
Monday, March 1, 2021 - 12:00pm EST
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact E-mail: 

Indigenous Graduate Speaker Series – Sharing Stories and Learning from Each Other

Nathaniel Anderson, Master of Science, Management Project

Monday, March 1, 2021 – 12 pm to 1 pm EST

The Indigenous Student Services Centre is pleased to share this inspiring student speaker series. Join to learn about these Indigenous graduate students and their experiences along their educational journey.  

The first speaker in the series is Nathaniel Anderson. Nathaniel is a student in the Master of Science in Management Program. He is currently completing his course work, while preparing his graduate research proposal, which will focus on the barriers and challenges faced by Indigenous peoples when pursuing a career in accounting. Plan to join to learn about Nathaniel’s educational journey.  

Register in advance for this event:

https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJwtduugpjsqH9RsuRdXeS4__vsreGwzJtmD 

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Nathaniel Anderson

Nathaniel Anderson is of Indigenous descent and comes from the Treaty 9 region in Northwestern Ontario. He is originally from Kasabonika Lake First Nation but resides in Thunder Bay, Ontario where he is a graduate student in the Lakehead University, Master of Science in Management Program. He is currently completing his course work, while preparing his graduate research proposal, which will focus on the barriers and challenges faced by Indigenous peoples when pursuing a career in accounting. Nathaniel has completed his Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree at Lakehead University with a Specialization in Accounting and has experience in public practice working at BDO Canada LLP.  He wishes to explore these barriers and help reduce the barriers to increase the Indigenous participation in all accounting and finance fields

EVERYONE IS WELCOME TO ATTEND.

Indigenous Graduate Student Speaker Series - Clifford Mushquash

Event Date: 
Wednesday, March 17, 2021 - 1:00pm EDT
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact E-mail: 

Indigenous Graduate Speaker Series – Sharing Stories and Learning from Each Other

Clifford Mushquash - Master of Public Health, Indigenous & Northern Health

Wednesday, March 17, 2021 – 1 pm to 2 pm EST

The Indigenous Student Services Centre is pleased to share this inspiring student speaker series. Join to learn about these Indigenous graduate students and their experiences along their educational journey.  

The third speaker in the series is Clifford Mushquash. Clifford is a student in the Master of Public Health, Indigenous & Northern Health.

Plan to join to learn about Clifford’s educational journey.  

Register in advance at:

https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJ0kd-ugpjMuHdBQ8loa4TOYvEk_-...

After registering for the event, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining.

Clifford Mushquash

Clifford Mushquash is Anishnabe and a member of Pays Plat First Nation. Clifford has previously studied business, political science, and public administration.  After working for several years in health and human services, he returned to full time studies in 2016.  In May 2020, he graduated from Lakehead University (Thunder Bay campus) with a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and an Honours Bachelor of Social Work.  

Giving back to the community is important for Clifford.  He is a member of the Rotary Club of Thunder Bay - Lakehead, the Secretary for the Board of Directors of the John Howard Society of Thunder Bay and District, is a judge and evaluator for Skate Canada, and has recently become a mentor for the Work-Study Program at Outside Looking In, a Canada-wide organization offering mentoring programs to Indigenous Youth.  

Clifford is currently employed in the Faculty of Education at Lakehead University as an administrative assistant for the Indigenous Language Teacher’s Diploma Program, which trains fluent language speakers to be language teachers.  He is currently completing a Masters in Public Health with a specialization in Indigenous and Northern Health. 

Everyone is welcome to attend. 

Self-Defence Sessions with Darren Marshall (make-up session)

Event Date: 
Thursday, February 25, 2021 - 6:00pm EST
Event Location: 
via Zoom
Event Contact Name: 
Yolanda Twance
Event Contact E-mail: 

Self-Defence Sessions with Darren Marshall

Makeup Date for Self Defense Class missed last week 

Thursday, February 26, 2021 – 6:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Join Zoom Session

https://lakeheadu.zoom.us/j/96064120097?pwd=YWRwTURsSHo1V3dpQkQ2OWoyQUEzdz09

Meeting ID: 960 6412 0097 Passcode: 536583 

Darren is a 6th Degree Black Belt in Wado Kai Karate and a SAFE certified Self Defense instructor world-wide.

Gain basic skills in self defense and awareness!  

Join Darren every Tuesday for 8 weeks of interactive and fun learning sessions on self defense.

Pages