uSudbury breaks ground on sacred fire arbour

June 13, 2017

The University of Sudbury hosted a groundbreaking ceremony yesterday to begin construction of the University of Sudbury Sacred Fire Arbour. Elder Mary Elliott from Atikamiksheng Anishnaawbek and uSudbury President Sophie Bouffard joined board of regents members and representatives from LAARI Construction and 3rd Line Studios for the ceremony. The outdoor event saw a crowd gather in the university’s lobby before walking to the site as a group. The event featured a pipe ceremony and a berries and wild rice food offering, along with the groundbreaking for the arbour’s construction. “This sacred space is of great importance and will be widely used by the students of the Indigenous Studies Department at the University of Sudbury, as well as the larger Indigenous community on campus,” the University said in a press release. Sudbury Star