ON postsecondary institutions honour Indigenous contributions, traditions through initiatives

October 13, 2021
Postsecondary institutions across Ontario are honouring Indigenous traditions, contributions, and identity through a variety of initiatives. Nipissing University’s Nipissing University Student Union (NUSU) has announced that it has named its boardroom after Dr Muriel Sawyer, Nipissing First Nation Deputy Chief, who had assisted with translating the Student Centre’s signage into Nishnaabemwin. Canadore College has installed a tipi on its West Parry Sound Campus in an effort to create a culturally relevant space. King’s University College held a ceremony to dedicate the Reflection Centre, which provides a location for Indigenous ceremonies and sacred gatherings. The University of Guelph has launched an Indigenous-created “sound-walk,” a recording that guides participants in reflecting on the land they are on. Nation Talk (Nipissing) | Nation Talk (Canadore) | King’s | UoGuelph (ON)