WLU celebrates Hall of Nations opening, featuring five First Nations

February 22, 2017

Wilfrid Laurier University has celebrated the grand opening of its Hall of Nations on its Brantford campus, which contains 50 flags representing the countries and Aboriginal communities of origin for the current students on campus. CBC reports that WLU collaborated with its Aboriginal office in order to make sure it had the correct representation for students who identified as First Nation, Inuit, or Métis. Among the fifty flags, five First Nations territories are represented: Haudenosaunee Confederacy, Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation, Anishinabek Nation, Metis Nation of Ontario, and Qalipu Mi’kmaq First Nation. “[The students] were so passionate about it and it was really something students wanted to see on the campus,” said WLU Dean of Students Adam Lawrence. “I think it brings such an important message to the community that this is who is represented on our campus.” NationTalk | CBC