Throughout June, Seneca will celebrate Maamwi miinwaa gdaa’aami — an Indigenous term for we are together again — to recognize National Indigenous History Month and Pride Month.
The history of Indigenous Peoples is one fraught with challenges, discrimination, systemic barriers and genocide. The history of the 2SLGBTQ+ community is lined with experiences that are challenging, painful and discriminatory as well. These communities deserve equity.
Over the course of June, reflect on these histories by reading and watching suggested books and films about Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ people. Commit to taking action beyond June, and being part of the work towards reconciliation and building an equitable Seneca.
At Seneca, there are a variety of supports available for Indigenous and 2SLGBTQ+ students, including access to mentors through our Student Mentoring in Life and Education (SMILE) program, along with access to awards, bursaries and scholarships designated for equity-deserving students.