Algonquin, IPEC launch Lighting the Fire initiative to connect college students, leaders

July 2, 2020

Algonquin College, in partnership with the Indigenous Peoples’ Education Circle (IPEC), has launched a storytelling and knowledge-sharing initiative to virtually connect college students and leaders from across the province. Lighting the Fire brings together Indigenous leaders and college students in four virtual sessions that aim to inspire and stimulate different ways of thinking, including how the province, the country, and the entire world imagine our future following the COVID-19 pandemic. “We will light ourselves a fire and have conversation,” said Ron (Deganadus) McLester, Algonquin Vice President of Truth, Reconciliation and Indigenization. “This is a moment in history when we remember there is an old way of thinking that we can leverage.” Algonquin (1) | Algonquin (2) (ON)