Mohawk opens Indigenous gathering place

July 4, 2016

Mohawk College has opened an outdoor Indigenous gathering place that is the first of its kind at an Ontario college or university, writes Mohawk President Ron McKerlie. The gathering place, called Hoop Dance, was designed to provide a space where “the college and community could teach, learn, gather and share Indigenous knowledge, culture and tradition.” The $650K project was supported by Mohawk, the Mohawk Students’ Association, and a private donor. McKerlie states that the project was largely driven by Mohawk Director of Aboriginal Initiatives Ron McLester. McKerlie writes that “Hoop Dance marks an important milestone on Mohawk’s ongoing journey to weave Indigenous knowledge and culture into the fabric of our college.” Mohawk | Hamilton Spectator