UCalgary unveils new name for Native Centre at convocation

June 5, 2019

The University of Calgary has recently unveiled the new name of the Native Centre: the Writing Symbols Lodge. The name was gifted by the Traditional Knowledge Keepers from Treaty 7 territory and beyond earlier this year. The Lodge is a student support service focused on creating an inclusive community for Indigenous students while also hosting intercultural learning for the non-indigenous community at UCalgary. The chosen name comes from a story shared by Blackfoot Elder Wallace Bear Chief and means “the place where we go to make symbols.” UCalgary (AB)