September 30, 2022

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th is the National Day of Truth and Reconciliation. It is a day to reflect and educate oneself on Canada’s colonial history and its ongoing implication for Indigenous communities. We at the SGPS are using this day to continue to reflect on the colonial history of Queen’s and the work left to be done for Queen’s and the SGPS to align with all of the recommendations presented by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. We encourage all of our members to use this time to do the same. Things to do: Read and sign the Queen’s Indigenous Initiative Commitment to Reconciliation. Events to attend: 10:00 am – 2:00 pm Sacred Fire for Indigenous Students at Four Directions 1:00 pm Flag Raising Ceremony for Survivors’ Flag – Richardson Hall Crowd to follow to Agnes Benedickson Field for sacred fire upon finish of flag raising. 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm Sacred Fire, Agnes Benedickson Field – livestream available 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm Sacred Fire, City Park, Kingston Indigenous Languages Nest Learn more at https://www.queensu.ca/indigenous/truth-and-reconciliation/national-day-truth-and-reconciliation-0
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September 13, 2022

SGPS Statement on the Death of Queen Elizabeth II

On September 8th Queen Elizabeth II, passed away in Balmoral Castle, Scotland. We understand that losing the only monarch most of our members have ever known has caused sadness among some of our members. However, we also recognize that for others the celebration of Queen Elizabeth II and her legacy can be triggering and a reminder of the hurt that the Crown has caused. If you are struggling with the news of last week, please seek support and reach out to appropriate resources (see some resources at the end of this statement). We also hope that Queen’s University and its faculty, staff, and students take some time following this mourning period to reflect critically on the Crown and it’s colonial and imperial history as well as on its ongoing role in efforts for truth and reconciliation, and decolonialization. Resources Four Direction Indigenous Student Centre Website: https://www.queensu.ca/fourdirections/home Contact: Vanessa McCourt, Indigenous Advisor mccourtv@queensu.ca Address: 146 Barrie Street Kingston, Ontario K7L 3N6 Student Wellness Services Website: http://www.queensu.ca/studentwellness/counselling-services Contact: 613-533-6000 x78264 Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm Address: 146 Stuart Street, Kingston EmpowerMe Website: https://sgps.click/EmpowerMe Contact: 1-844-741-6389 Queen’s University International Centre (QUIC) Website: https://quic.queensu.ca/ Contact: quic@queensu.ca Address: Mitchell Hall, 208 (2nd floor) SGPS Equity & Diversity Commissioner: equity@sgps.ca SGPS International Commissioner: international@sgps.ca SGPS Indigenous Liaison: indigenous@sgps.ca