First Nations Voices and Themes

As part of a 2015 course, SSU hosted eight public lectures presented by First Nations speakers.

Fall 2015

The Blanket Exercise

A group of SSU staff, studens and faculty participated in The Blanket Exercise – “a teaching tool to share the historic and contemporary relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples in Canada.”

Winter 2015

Photographer: Mary Main

Aski Learning Tour

From April 26th – May 8th, 2016, a group of SSU students and professors participated in a First Nations Learning Tour, hosted by Mennonite Central Committee. The group first travelled to Ottawa to meet with the Assembly of First Nations, MiningWatch, Kairos and others. They continued north to Timmins, Ontario, where they participated in the Aski Learning Tour, “listening to the stories and connection that draw a relationship between Indigenous community members and the land that has provided a livelihood for generations.”

Spring 2016

Photographer: Sarah MacPhail