See below for a list of Indigenous events hosted by Mount Royal University and local communities.

Campus Events


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Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau & Susan Ouriou

11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.

February 7, 2020


The Faculty of Arts and Office of Academic Indigenization invites you to a conversation between Cree-origin author Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau and translator Susan Ouriou around Virginia’s novel Ourse bleue (Blue Bear Woman), the story of a Cree/Métis woman’s “dizzying dive into a heartrending past” as described by Quebec’s Le Devoir. Everyone welcome.

Everything is Connected with Sheila Watt-Cloutier

1 – 3 p.m.

March 3, 2020

Bella Concert Hall

Register here for this free public talk.

In this truly globe-spanning talk, Watt-Cloutier provides a clear, meaningful, and comprehensive understanding of the way these issues are interconnected, and what it means for the future of our planet.

Speaking on leadership, she shows how your organization fits into the grand scheme of things, and organizations can fulfill their mandate by understanding how the local connects to the global, and vice versa.

With a focus on solutions, Watt-Cloutier brings the realities of the Arctic―where Inuit today face profound challenges to their environment, their economy, their health and their cultural well-being―to light. The challenges they face are clearly connected to the industries we support, the disposable world we have become, and the non-sustaining policies we create. Because her Inuit culture faces the most extreme challenges of globalization, Watt-Cloutier speaks from firsthand experience, and couples that with her extensive experiences as a global leader.

Drawing upon her ancient culture, and speaking from a position of strength, not victimhood, she helps audiences find common ground. Her Arctic voice–not as far away as we might imagine–enlightens and inspires. With inclusive goodwill, it bridges some extremely divided gaps around the world.

Witness Blanket, Art Exhibition March 9 to April 30, 2020 4th Floor, Riddell Library and Learning Centre Inspired by a woven blanket, artist, Carey Newman has created a large scale art installation, made out of hundreds of items reclaimed from Residential Schools, churches, government buildings and traditional and cultural structures including Friendship Centres, band offices, treatment centres and universities, from across Canada. The Witness Blanket stands as a national monument to recognize the atrocities of the Indian Residential School era, honour the children, and symbolize ongoing reconciliation. More.

Community Events


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From Project Go Ahead to Elder in Residence

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Roy Bear Chief will chronical his time as Elder in Residence at Mount Royal University.
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