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ReconciliACTION Campaign Launch with Ian Campeau

  • Seton Auditorium at Mount Saint Vincent University 166 Bedford Highway Halifax, NS, B3M 2J6 Canada (map)

Join us for the Maritimes Launch of ReconcilliAction! The campaign seeks to push for the fulfilling of recommendation 16 of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, which calls upon post-secondary institutions to create university and college degree and diploma programs in Indigenous languages. 

ReconciliAction was launched out of the Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit students of the Canadian Federation of Students - Fédération canadienne des étudiant.e.sand is quickly becoming a nationwide campaign throughout Canadian post-secondary institutions.

A report in 2011 found that over sixty Indigenous languages are reported to exist from coast-to-coast, though many are under threat of disappearing if efforts are not made to conserve and promote their use. We recognize that language is essential to the process of reconciliation and anti-colonial organizing, as well as the ability for Indigenous communities to thrive.

We are thrilled to be joined by Ian Campeau, a DJ, Co-Founder of A Tribe Called Red & Indigenous Advocate. Ian Campeau, also known as DJ NDN, is the co-founder & former member of the music group A Tribe Called Red. Through a powerful combination of art and activism, he uses his notoriety to draw attention to issues of racism, gender-based violence, stigmas of mental health, and other forms of oppression. He is Ojibwe, Anishinaabe from the Nipissing First Nation.

The event will take place at the Seton Auditorium at Mount Saint Vincent University in K'jipuktuk (Halifax). The event is free and open to all students and community members. For further inquiries please email deputychair@cfs-ns.ca or organiser@cfs-ns.ca