Past Event! Note: this event has already taken place.

Pride Flag Raising

October 4, 2021 at 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

Location:YouTube Broadcast - Live at 12:00 p.m.


Live streaming at 12:00 p.m. on YouTube.

ICentre for Indigenous Initiatives Pride Logon partnership with the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives (CII), join us virtually for the flag raising ceremony to officially celebrate the beginning of Pride Festival!

This event will be live streamed on YouTube. Follow Ravens Student Life and tune in at 12:00 PM Eastern Standard Time (EST) on October 4th, 2021 to watch!

The flag will be raised beside the Carleton University Pride Crosswalk, outside of Azrieli Theatre. Due to COVID-19 protocols, only performers and dignitaries are permitted to attend in person, all other guests are encouraged to tune in via YouTube.

This event is open to everyone (students, staff, faculty, alumni, community members etc.)

Speaker Spotlight: Sadie Missinne-Tobias

Sadie is a 2 Spirited Elder/Seer, Golden Eagle Clan, who lives in Ottawa, Ontario. Sadie grew up in Moraviantown Delaware Nation with two older brothers and two older sisters. Sadie is a first-generation residential school survivor. Sadie’s mother was a survivor, as well as Sadie’s father.

Sadie and their husband have three children and are raising their grand-daughter who is also 2 Spirited.

Sadie will be offering opening remarks and a land acknowledgement at the flag raising ceremony.

Performance Spotlight: Théo ‘Red Sky’ Paradis

Théo is Indigenous, she grew up in Cornwall, Ontario and currently lives on the unceded territory of the Algonquin Anishnaabe Nation in Ottawa. Her family came from along the Ottawa and St. Lawrence River in the territory of the Algonquin and Kanien’kehá:ka (“People of the Flint”). She is Agokwe nini (2 Spirit) and Oshakbaywis (traditional helper) with elders and knowledge keepers in the community. She is of the bear clan and parent to two amazing children. She is also the carrier of the two spirit eagle staff in Ottawa.

In Théo’s role as a traditional helper of ceremony, drumming and singing provides her with a deep rooted connection of traditional and Indigenous way of life.

Théo will be performing during the raising of the flag.

What to Expect

  • Watch speeches and performances on a live YouTube Broadcast.
  • Guests are not required to actively participate in this event.


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