COTR opens new Aboriginal Gathering Place

November 19, 2014

Late last month, BC’s College of the Rockies celebrated the opening of its new Aboriginal Gathering Place, designed to provide a “welcoming, safe and supportive learning environment for Aboriginal students.” The Gathering Place recognizes the traditional territory of the Ktunaxa Nation and serves to build bridges between different cultures and worldviews. “This new building reaffirms the Ktunaxa Nation's and College of the Rockies' commitment to supporting and enhancing Aboriginal education in Ktunaxa territory. This close collaboration has resulted in this beautiful new space where students from all over the world can learn and share in a supportive and inclusive environment," said Kathryn Teneese, Ktunaxa Nation Chair. Ktunaxa Elder Herman Alpine provided a blessing at a sunrise ceremony prior to the grand opening ceremony. COTR News Release