Minwadjimowin: October 11th, 2016
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Minwàdjimowin: Aboriginal News at Carleton University 

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Minwàdjimowin got a makeover!

Our e-newsletter got some much needed TLC! Last week we launched our new and improved e-newsletter, Minwàdjimowin (the Good News), and we want to let you know about a few changes. Minwàdjimowin will continue to be distributed weekly during the academic year, so you can continue to stay up to date on all the latest events and updates related to the Aboriginal community at Carleton.
Minwàdjimowin will feature six sections that will complement your student experience at Carleton:
  • Ojigkwanong: This will be CACE news, events and activities held in Ojigkwanong (228 Paterson Hall)
  • Aboriginal Events at Carleton: Here we will feature Aboriginal specific events happening at Carleton, like public lectures, film screenings, etc.
  • Academic Opportunities: Here you’ll find upcoming conferences, symposiums, forums and workshops that will complement your academia.
  • Scholarships & Bursaries: This section will include scholarships, bursaries and awards. 
  • Job Opportunities: Here we’ll feature employment, co-op, internship, and volunteer opportunities.
  • Community Calendars: Stay connected with the Aboriginal community in Ottawa by checking out the community organizations’ programming.

Note: each section will only appear in our e-newsletter when we have information to share with you.
The redesign will be sure to keep you engaged and help you stay connected with the ever growing community of support at Carleton.
- The CACE team
Smoothie Tuesdays
A new day for Smoothies! Smoothie Tuesdays will finally start next week on October 18th. Come enjoy a healthy snack at 12pm. 
Visiting Elders Program on Wednesday
Join Paul Skanks every Wednesday from 11:00am - 2:00pm. This week's theme: Overview of the Fall Cycle. (Note: Paul will be available 10am every week with the exception of this week)
Beading Circle on Thursdays
Join our Beading Circle every Thursday from 11am - 2pm. Each month will be a creative project: October's theme is beaded poppies. No experience necessary! 

Aboriginal Events at Carleton

Honouring Nokomis: Full Moon Ceremony
Join CUSA Mawandoseg centre for a Full Moon Ceremony at the Carleton Tipi at 6:30 p.m. The ceremony is open to women-identifying only. Please dress comfortably as it will be cold and bring sema, songs, stories, drums, and rattles. 

Food will be served after the ceremony in Ojigkwanong (the feast is open to all that want to attend). There will also be blankets available for people to sit on.
When: October 18
Time: 6:30 PM
Where: CUSA Mawandoseg Centre, 316 A University Centre
Come listen to esteemed Indigenous storyteller, performer, educator, and Indigenous resurgence advocate, Leanne Betasmosake Simpson perform and tell stories from her just released album f(l)ight. Other works include Islands of Decolonial Love, Dancing On Our Turtle’s BackLighting the Eighth Fire (Ed.), This is an Honour Song (Ed), and The Winter We Danced (editorial collective). 

Sponsored by CIRCLE (Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language, and Education), Indigenous and Canadian Studies, Indigenous Public Affairs, Mawandoseg (Aboriginal Student Services), the MacOdrum Library, the English Dept., and the English Literature Society.
Contact: Brenda Vellino:
When: November 25
Time: 6:00 PM
Where: Senate Room, 608 Robertson Hall
The event is FREE!!

Academic Opportunities & Conferences

Sharing the Land, Sharing a Future National Forum

When: November 2-4, 2016
Where: University of Manitoba, Winnipeg

This Forum will explore, extend and mobilize knowledge available from RCAP and the experiences of the intervening 20 years to advance reconciliation. Interactive dialogue, drawing on up to 20 background papers, will focus on the changes in relationships, institutions and policies that are required for transformative change. Click here for poster

Job Postings

  • CFIA (Canadian Food Inspection Agency) is looking to hire Indigenous Students! Click here for more information. 

Community Calendars

Odawa Healthy Living Program Calendar (Click to download)

Note: If you would like to share community news and events, please post them on our social media, CUAboriginal.

CACE & Student Services

The Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE) supports Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) students through their academic journeys at Carleton University. CACE aims to increase the recruitment and retention of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff at Carleton by ensuring that Aboriginal cultures, traditions, and worldviews are respected and represented on campus. Visit our website at
Who are we?
We are your Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officers. Have a question about Elders on campus, counselling services, how to apply for financial aid, or anything else related to your studies at Carleton? Feel free to drop by the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education at 503 Robertson Hall or give us a call at 613-520-2600. Irvin Hill can be reached at ext. 6516. Naomi Sarazin at ext. 1468. We are here to support you on your journey to success at university!
Aboriginal Student Groups
Interested in getting involved in student-run activities on campus? Contact the Carleton University Student Association's Aboriginal Service Centre (ASC) to get involved! ASC is located in 316 A Unicentre Building. You can also join the Word Warriors Society, a student club. Get involved with Infinite Reach, a Métis Student Solidarity Network.
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In the spirit of sharing, the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE) at Carleton University issues Minwàdjimowin as an Aboriginal community resource. CACE does not endorse organizations nor initiatives, and as such, the newsletter is strictly intended to provide information relevant to First Nation, Métis and Inuit students and community members. As such Carleton University is not responsible for any claims or expenses that arise from the actions or activities of the organizations mentioned in Minwàdjimowin.

Our mailing address is:
Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education
503 Robertson Hall
1125 Colonel By Drive
Ottawa, ON K1S 5B6

Phone: 613-520-5622
Fax: 613-520-4037

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