The Globe and Mail reports on a “teach-in”, consisting of various professors lecturing throughout the day, to take place at FNUNiv this Wednesday:
“Minister Strahl has made some degrading comments about the university in the last few months and he’s really off base there,” said Jesse Archibald-Barber, an English professor at the school who will give a lecture comparing Mr. Strahl with Duncan Campbell Scott, the head of Indian Affairs between 1913 and 1932 who championed native residential schools. “This conference is a response to those remarks and him calling into question our academic integrity. We have the largest concentration of first nations PhDs in the country. It’s frightening to think that could just dissipate.”
In addition to that, a “Solidarity picnic and BBQ” is being on April 15 from 12 p.m. to 6 p.m. With music from Rah Rah, Dagan Harding, the Nancy Ray-Guns, members of the Lonesome Weekends, and Terrence Littletent and the Kawacatoose Boys Drum Group, along with talks, singing, dancing, and free food, there are a bunch of reasons to go out to this, not least of which is supporting the staff and students of the First Nations University.