Anti-Colonial Week is a week-long event of food, film, and resistance. The annual event is an education and awareness project geared towards Concordia students. The event touches on the impacts of colonization on Indigenous communities and makes connections with social and environmental movements.
This year Anti-Colonial Week hopes to look at the criminalization and high incarceration rates of Indigenous people in Canada. We will have workshops, panels, films and a dinner that will be taking place at Concordia University and at the Native friendship centre. We hold this event during the fall to counter and challenge the dominant narrative that exists during this time of year of Canadian and American Thanksgiving. We hope to convey to the Concordia community that these holidays are deeply rooted in the genocide of Indigenous communities and nations. Also, for the Indigenous community of Canada, there is not much to be thankful for. The week’s events are free for all Concordia students and the greater Montreal community.