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UTSC Truth and Reconciliation Week 2021: September 27 to October 1

Come join us in unity this September as we recognize Truth and Reconciliation Week at UTSC with engaging events across campus! Meet new friends, connect with old friends and have a cup of gratitude with our elders.

Join us on Capsule as we celebrate Truth and Reconciliation Week by sharing the amazing work our community has been doing to answer the 94 Calls to Action on campus over the last 4 years. Submit your video today!

The Indigenous Outreach Program at UTSC works to support students, staff and faculty on and off campus while striving to inspire inclusive excellence.


DAY 1 Monday, September 27, 2021
5:00-6:30PM | Virtual
The Home Project: Exploring Cultural Drumming & Music as Home

The Home Project is a series of visual, creative, and learning events to address the many facets that come with the idea of 'home'. This virtual/online event will be hosted as part of Truth & Reconciliation Week and will highlight local & global communities that have cultural drumming and music as a key piece of their identity. We want you to participate in a space that celebrates how we are all connected through the heartbeat of the drum.

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DAY 2 Tuesday, September 28, 2021
1:00-2:00PM | Virtual
Revitalization of Culture: Indigenous Artist Share (Hosted by The Doris McCarthy Gallery)

U of T Scarborough Indigenous Engagement Coordinator Juanita Muise moderates a series of talks with Indigenous artists from across Canada, sharing their stories of cultural revitalization and the role it plays in their practice. Indigenous Canadians for generations have fought for their traditions in the wake of attempted assimilation and systemic oppression. Presented by the Indigenous Outreach Program at the University of Toronto Scarborough in collaboration with the Doris McCarthy Gallery, this program will celebrate and recognize the work of Indigenous artists who are keeping alive cultural practices and taking action for 7 generations to come.

Marking Truth and Reconciliation Week, this September session of the program features Mi’kmaq painter Marcus Gosse.

This talk is open to the public, all are welcome. After registering, attendees will be provided with a Zoom link to join the talk virtually.

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DAY 3 Wednesday, September 29, 2021
12:00-2:00PM | Virtual
UofT Indigenous Book Club (With Student Life Programs & UTSC LIbrary)

Come Join the UofT Indigenous Book Club as we celebrate Truth & Reconciliation week. Learn about various books, podcasts, & other media by Indigenous peoples of Canada. The event will conclude with a sharing circle where participants will select 3 items that participants will read or listen to for next event in November.

The Indigenous Book club is a Tri-Campus initiative started at the University of Toronto Scarborough (UTSC) Campus Department of Student Life in collaboration with UTSC Library. The Book Club goals are to foster a space of collaboration, sharing, inquiry, and respect amongst faculty, staff, and students through the discovery and awareness of Indigenous authors and themes.  

Participants will learn about Indigenous themes and engage in conversations on different Indigenous perspectives that help with addressing obligations, responsibilities, solidarity, and supporting resistance of Indigenous people of Canada. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the book club. 

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Thursday, September 30, 2021
2:00-3:00 PM | Virtual



Thursday, September 30, 2021
5:00-6:00 PM | Virtual

Orange Shirt Day
Join us on September 30th for Orange Shirt Day to remember and honour the thousands of Indigenous children who were sent away to residential schools across Canada. In the spirit of reconciliation and healing, join us across campus and virtually as we wear an orange article of clothing to show solidarity with all of those impacted by the legacy of residential schools. 

For virtual meetings, you can download our Orange Shirt Day background and Orange Shirt Day icon.

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Circle for Reconciliation
Come Join our circle for reconciliation as we explore the 94 calls to action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and start setting goals for change as a community. Canada’s new Governor General Mary Simon stated on her installation this past July “My view is that reconciliation is a way of life and requires work every day. Reconciliation is getting to know one another.” After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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DAY 5 Friday, October 1, 2021
11:00AM- 12:00PM | Virtual
UTSC’s Unity Celebration: Calls to Action (Hosted by Juanita Muise, Indigenous Engagement Coordinator)

Come join Juanita Muise virtually as she acknowledges the amazing work being done on our campus around reconciliation and the calls to action. See how our student community, faculty and staff are taking action in solidarity. #Truth #UTSCcallstoaction. Juanita Muise is UTSC’s Indigenous Engagement Coordinator and she is personally arranging and inviting you to this exciting event to celebrate in allyship. After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

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