A New Indigenous Women’s Bike Collective Takes to the Streets for Visibility
Three students enjoy an arts and crafts session in the sun at the FOFA Garden as they bead strings—one goes over to her bike and ties a beaded string to its frame. Their mission for the afternoon is to bejewel their bikes and make themselves “Indi-Visible.”
Canada’s Indigenous communities encourage Montrealers to stand with North Dakota
“When we dance, we pray,” said 61-year-old Sedalia Kawennotas, an Elder Woman from Kahnawake Mohawk Territory. “Each and every step of these dancers is a prayer for North Dakota. It’s a prayer for our Sioux brothers and sisters—that their waters are safe, that the pipeline doesn’t go through.”
Public Consultation Opens Floor for Criticism of Federal Environment Policy
The event drew sometimes sharp criticism of the Trudeau government’s approach to the environment, while some audience members took the time to express their gratitude for the consultation.
Months After Reopening in a New Space There’s Still Work to be Done
Since the move, the non-profit health food store has installed a ramp inside the space for wheelchairs, but Frigo Vert collective member Maria Forti said that there are “quite a few more things [Frigo Vert] could do.”
Teaching Assistants Have Simplified Pay System, Members to Receive Retroactive Payment
TRAC executives announced that Concordia agreed to increased, more uniformed pay grades at a general assembly on Wednesday night.
Talk Held at Concordia Opens Up Discussion on Resisting Climate Change
“The reason why we’re having this event is because we believe that Indigenous communities are the people doing the most important work and have been doing so for many years,” said Sustainable Concordia External and Campaigns Coordinator, Isabella Harned. “We’re creating this space to listen, learn and follow.”
New University Policy Aims To Improve Support For Survivors Of Sexual Assault And Harassment
The new sexual violence policy establishes a group known as the Sexual Assault Response Team which will quickly convene in the event of sexual violence on campus.
A Deficit Is Also Expected
Only three months after beginning his mandate, Association for the Voice of Education in Quebec, or AVEQ General Coordinator, Jean-René Leblanc Gadoury, has resigned due to personal reasons. Members found out about the resignation on Sept. 9.
Gwich’in Man Journeys Across Canada for Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women
Caribou Legs has spent the last few months running across Canada to honour and raise awareness about Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women. Having begun in Vancouver in May, he stopped in Montreal on Friday, Sept. 9 for a conference at Concordia.
Academics Push for the Valued Concordia Scholar’s Release
The conference, which was held at Concordia on Sept. 7, brought to light the great impact Hoodfar’s imprisonment had on her personal relationships, her fragile health, and the state of global academic freedom.