New Aboriginal Centre at Bow Valley College

November 20, 2013

Alberta’s Bow Valley College has opened a new Aboriginal student centre, the Iniikokaan (Buffalo Lodge) Aboriginal Centre. The centre is a dedicated space for Aboriginal learners to access cultural resources and connect with elders and traditional teachings. As well as providing space for individual and group studying, the centre “incorporates many Aboriginal symbols and artifacts of significance to Aboriginal Peoples of Southern Alberta,” providing a space of “serenity” and a “home away from home” for the college’s First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students. In addition to providing support for Aboriginal learners, the centre is “open to all College learners, faculty and staff, so its focus also includes deepening a shared understanding of Aboriginal teachings and ways of life," stated Sharon Carry, BVC President. BVC News Release