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Hamilton Third Age Learning: Indigenous Education

Hamilton Third Age Learning Fall Lecture Series

September 20 to October 18, 2023

10am to 12pm

Understanding the 21st Century

How do we begin to understand the 21st century? Our world is a very complex and confusing place where change is happening at an ever faster pace. The speakers will cover a range of topics providing insights into this century’s problems and possibilities.

Cost: $55.00 for all 5 lectures

(including lecture, Q&A and post lecture recording available for 2 weeks)

Indigenous Education at the Mohawk Institute, McMaster University, and the Woodland Cultural Center with Rick Monture

This presentation will take up the stories of four members of the Six Nations community to tell the 100-year journey from residential school attendee to McMaster graduate ’37, and finally to McMaster professor of Indigenous Studies.

First established in 1828 as a school to educate Six Nations children in Brantford in 1828, the Mohawk Institute closed its doors on June 27, 1970. It was one of the oldest and longest running Residential Schools in Canada. In 1972, the Woodland Cultural Centre was established inside the former Mohawk Institute and remains a center for Iroquoian language revitalization.

This year the Department of Indigenous Studies will hold its first classes at McMaster, boasting a faculty of ten Indigenous professors.