MSVU becomes first NS university to raise wikuom

June 16, 2017

This Wednesday, Mount Saint Vincent University became the first university in Nova Scotia to raise a wikuom on its campus. Also known as wigwam, the wikuom will serve as a space for Indigenous gatherings and education at the university. Global News reports that the structure is a legacy project for outgoing MSVU Chair in Women’s Studies Catherine Martin. “I wanted to do something that responded to a lot of things while I was here,” said Martin. “That is a safe place, a place where our people will feel at home and a place where we see a commitment from an institution like the Mount.” The installation is reportedly portable, and Martin says that in the future, it may be set up at other locations in NS. Global News | MSVU