Organised by Ingenium in collaboration with the IIRS, and hosted on traditional Algonquin Anishnaabeg territory, this series of symposia (chosen on the dates of the Fall equinox, Winter solstice, Spring equinoxes and Summer solstice) combines spiritual ceremony, presentations, activities and dialogue, both online and on the land. For more information, visit: .
Indigenous Star Knowledge Symposia: A series of local and international gatherings, on the land and on line
From Half-Breed to From the Ashes: Contemporary Métis Identity
In February 2020, the IIRS partnered with the Department of History and Mashkawazìwogamig: Indigenous Resource Centre (IRC) to host Professor Jesse Thistle of York University. Thistle is a historian and best-selling author of From the Ashes: My Story of Being Métis, Homeless, and Finding My Way.
We pay respect to the Algonquin people, who are the traditional guardians of this land. We acknowledge their longstanding relationship with this territory, which remains unceded.
We pay respect to all Indigenous people in this region, from all nations across Canada, who call Ottawa home.
We acknowledge the traditional knowledge keepers, both young and old. And we honour their courageous leaders: past, present, and future.