Hello friends of KANATA,

Thank you to all who came out and celebrated KANATA’s Journal Launch on Wednesday April 11th. It was a great event to celebrate the hard work of the Editorial Team and the submissions of this volume’s contributors. We also are grateful to Demiel Pepin, Chelsea Vowel and Katsitsa Roxann Whitebear for sharing their creative song and word with us.

As you know, the Journal Launch was also a fundraiser for the Inter-Tribal Youth Centre and the Native Friendship Centre of Montreal, who are both in a funding crisis right now. More information about it can be found here. KANATA is thankful for the various local businesses and individuals who donated for the raffle fundraiser. We were successful in fundraising almost $300 for the centres. Thanks to all your support.

If you were not able to attend the journal launch, you are more than welcome to get your copy of our journal with a suggested donation of $8.00 at the First People’s House  on Peel. We also encourage you to continue to show your support for the NFCM and the ITYC by methods suggested on our website below.

KANATA will be back in full force next year. We will be continuing our Indigenous Studies Conference, continuing our partnerships on campus and in the community, and will be working on moving the Hochelaga rock. Over the summer, our postings will be less frequent. If you have any questions, comments or events to share contact us at: mcgillnativestudiesjournal@gmail.com.


Thanks to all our supporters and community members. It really was an amazing year,