Camosun College celebrates National Aboriginal Day
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June 21, 2012
National Aboriginal Day is Thursday, June 21 but in many respects, every day is Aboriginal Day at Camosun. Year round, we connect with Aboriginal learners at all points of the educational journey—either on campus or in community, from foundations of literacy right through to advanced college credentials and exciting careers. After twenty years of Aboriginal education and powerful community connections, Camosun is a welcoming educational hub for learners from across the Island and across the country.
Celebrating our graduates
Beginning at 9:30 in Na'tsa'maht, the Department of Aboriginal Education & Community Connections will honour graduates in celebration with family and friends. Ceremonies will conclude with a salmon feast at noon, and after that festivities will be open to the public.
NE SC'A'C'E (My friends and Relatives)
The public is welcome for an afternoon of celebrations with AECC.
1 – 3:30pm, June 21, National Aboriginal Day
Na'tsa'maht on Lansdowne Campus
- Territory Welcome
- Unity Drummers
- Traditional Medicine Workshop with Della Rice Sylvester
- Kids' Market including storytelling
- Smoked Salmon BBQ
- Bannock-Making and Sampling
On other sites of the Lansdowne campus, visitors can take lessons in cedar weaving with Rob Nye, learn some First Nations history from Gerald Kiesman, and be introduced to Indigenous art and other resources at the Lansdowne library.
20 years of Aboriginal Education
For 20 years, Camosun has been a leader in developing culturally relevant curricula that translates to significant community impact. Through our Indigenization processes, we have introduced Aboriginal ways of knowing and being to the college community, helping to strengthen relations and learn from the rich cultures all around us. Through courses, programs, ceremonies and events, we tackle topics of social justice, foster community wellness and initiate personal paths that reach as far back in history as they do into the future.
Last updated: June 21, 2012 9:35 am