SPU introduces new Indigenous Centre

July 12, 2021
Saint Paul’s University has introduced an Indigenous Centre, which will have an official naming and opening ceremony when COVID-19 restrictions allow. The centre, which is staffed by two knowledge keepers, provides a welcoming atmosphere for Indigenous community members. It includes space for people to learn about Indigenous culture and will promote Indigenous cultures, values, and history while fostering positive relationships between Indigenous and non-Indigenous community members. The centre was designed by an Indigenous architect firm, and includes a hallway with a mural of a turtle, a low relief representation of Ottawa’s waterways, and an Elders’ Lodge. SPU (ON)