Elder in Residence
Elders frequently visit campuses to provide counselling and traditional teachings, and to lead ceremonies throughout the year. If you’d like to meet with an Elder, reach out to your university’s Aboriginal student centre.
Participation in workshops is a great way for you to meet other members of the Aboriginal community, learn a cultural skill and de-stress from your studies and exams. Workshops you could take include beading, drum-making, moccasin-making and traditional cooking. For more information on workshops and events, reach out to your university’s Aboriginal student centre.
Feasts and Gatherings
Gatherings, socials and pot lucks are another opportunity for you to connect with fellow Aboriginal learners and, at the same time, feast on your favourite Indigenous foods. Gatherings might include local drummers and dancers, soup and bannock days and weekly or monthly feasts.