Indigenous Scarf Ceremony celebrates resilience, community and gratitude – McGill Reporter

by ahnationtalk on October 27, 2022100 Views

Forty-three Indigenous graduates receive specially designed scarves celebrating their success

October 27, 2022

On October 25, as part of Fall 2022 Convocation, McGill conferred ceremonial scarves to 43 First Nations, Métis and Inuit students who have completed degree programs and certificates at both the undergraduate and graduate levels.

The virtual ceremony was hosted by First Peoples’ House, the School of Continuing Studies and the Office of First Nations and Inuit Education.

The scarves have been created by Kahnawake-based designer Tammy Beauvais and incorporate symbols important to Indigenous cultures. Red scarves are offered to degree recipients and white ones to diploma and certificate recipients.

McGill alumnus, Ben Geboe acted as MC for the ceremony. After welcoming people to the celebration, Geboe turned to Kahnawake Elder Kevin Ka’nahsóhon Deer for the Words Before All.

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