Fireside Chats to continue in virtual format – UM Today

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Fireside Chats to continue in virtual format – UM Today

by ahnationtalk on September 23, 202053 Views

Traditional teachings shared through Indigenous Student Centre continues this fall

September 22, 2020 —

Fireside Chats – talks on Indigenous knowledges – is an opportunity for all to learn from Elders and Knowledge Keepers. The long-running series, which was initially created by recently-retired student advisor and cultural coordinator Carl Stone, will be held online this year.

Student advisor Vanessa Lillie, who recently stepped into a full-time advising role with the Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is committed to ensuring Fireside Chats continue as an integral component of ISC programming.

“I love the vision Carl Stone had for Fireside Chats,” Lillie said. “His work reminded us that these teachings are not a thing of the past, that they apply to life and living today, and I want to honour that.”

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