Led by the Continuing Education Students’ Association of Ryerson, students walked out of class as part of a national walkout across Canada for Wet’suwet’en
“All we want is for people to hear us, recognize us and follow through on the promises that are owed to us”
“Within the hour, eight arrests were made. One was made while a woman was quietly beading and another land defender was dragged through the mud below the tracks”
Blockade sparked conversation of the importance of Indigenous voices, coverage from the media, and the need for peaceful protests around Canada
Wet’suwet’en land defender and daughter of a hereditary chief, Eve Saint, said it’s more important now than ever before for students to learn about the harsh realities of the conditions at the protest sites
The term “colonialism” isn’t just a history lesson—it’s happening now, but not just in Wet’suwet’en Nation. It’s all around you as a student of this campus
“There needs to be a faculty-wide reform in which politics professors are given exposure on how to include racialization in their curriculum,” said one student
Two years after Rye’s Truth and Reconciliation community report, what does the term mean to the Indigenous community?