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EVENT UPDATE: Kanata Peer-to-Peer Conference Dates Confirmed! [Nov.27-28]

Big news today for Kanata enthusiasts! The dates for our annual peer-to-peer conference have been confirmed as Tuesday, November 27th and Wednesday, November 28th.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Connecting Community”, and our presenter list will reflect this. Presenters will include the ISA (Indigenous Student Alliance)FPH (First People’s House), the Aboriginal Law Association, and many more on and off-campus groups soon to be announced!

Further details will be released soon, so keep checking back for updates. Hope to see you all there!

EVENTS: Halloween Party + AGM at the Native Friendship Centre

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Two events happening this evening at the Friendship Centre!

Halloween party for the kids at the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal
Time: 6:30pm, Tuesday, Oct.30
Address: 2001 Boul. St. Laurent (corner Ontario)
Prizes for best costume!


Annual General Meeting for the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal
Time: 6:00pm, Tuesday, Oct.30
Address: 2001 Boul. St. Laurent (corner Ontario)

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EVENT: Culture Shock! Oct 15th – 20th, 2012


Culture Shock is an annual event series dedicated to exploring the myths surrounding immigrants, refugees, indigenous people and communities of colour. Culture Shock seeks to bring together members of these communities to engage in dialogue about issues relevant to their lives, as well as to educate non-members around some of the issues faced by communities of colour in Canada and beyond. Every year, QPIRG and the SSMU bring panels, workshops, film screenings and fundraiser parties to McGill students and the broader Montreal community as part of the Culture Shock programming. Culture Shock is co-organized annually by the Quebec Public Interest Research Group (QPIRG) at McGill and the Students’ Society of McGill University (SSMU).

All events are free and open to the public.

Find the full schedule here:

Some of the events that might be of interest:

Film Screening: “Kanehsatake: 270 Years of Resistance”
Co-sponsored by Midnight Kitchen
Thursday, October 18th – 1pm
SSMU Building 3480 McTavish, room 302 (metro Peel)

Workshop: Indigenous Voices on Climate Change
Presented by Pam Gross a delegate with the Conversations with the Earth (CWE)
Friday, October 19th – 12pm
SSMU Building 3480 McTavish, room 302 (metro Peel)


KANATA Journal Launch: April 11th @ 6pm in the SSMU Breakout Room!

On Wednesday, April 11th from 6pm to 8pm KANATA is hosting its Volume 5 Journal Launch Celebration!

KANATA encourages you to come and show your support for our community and journal! Our journal launch serves to distribute and celebrate the publication but also to showcase other forms of knowledge transmission that could not be included in the pages of the academic journal. This includes storytelling, poetry readings, exhibiting artwork, musical performances and more. We thank and recognize contributors of the journal and we provide snacks and non-alcoholic refreshments. If you know anyone who would be interested in showcasing some form of art at our journal launch, please encourage them to contact KANATA at

This year’s journal launch is also unique in that it will also be a fundraiser for the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal and the Inter-tribal Youth Centre. The Inter-tribal Youth Centre just recently was forced to close due to a funding dispute. The Native Friendship Centre of Montreal is also threatened to close due to a lack of funding. Raffles and other fundraising activities will take place to support these integral centres for the urban indigenous community of Montreal. More information can be found here.

For more information about the launch, please contact KANATA at

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