IECC Activities and Events

Cultural sharing connects you to traditional ways

Camosun hosts a number of events intended to enhance and celebrate Indigenous student success and encourage community development and wellness.

IECC - Pit Cook feast

National Indigenous Peoples Day - June 21
A day for all Canadians to recognize and celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding contributions of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples.

Indigenous Student Welcome Feast - September 21, 2023

Indigenous students and their families are welcome to attend the Welcome back feast at the Songhees Wellness Centre on September 21. Doors open at 5:30pm and dinner will be served at 6:00pm. We will start our new school year with a feast, some dancing and celebrating our students. Please join us. If you require more information please email

Camosun College Indigenous Open House- Centre for Business and Administration (CBA) room 113- September 26, 1-4pm

Are you an Indigenous student in classes at Interurban? Did you know that there is an Indigenous space to come and sit, relax, get a snack and talk to an Indigenous Advisor? You are welcome to join us in CBA 113 between 1:00pm-4:00pm to come meet some of our staff, ask questions and learn about the services we provide for our Indigenous Students.

Orange Shirt Day - September 28

OSD events will take place in Na’tsa’maht at Lansdowne. Please join us in the afternoon for stories and recognition of what Orange Shirt Day represents.

Traditional Songhees Pit Cook - November 2 at Interurban Campus

Each year, bright blue star-like camas flowers spatter the Garry oak meadow. In October, IECC, in partnership with Songhees Nation, hosts a pit cook to demonstrate how the Nations of this region use a fire-pit to cook the camas bulb between layers of locally harvested plants such as sword fern, salal or skunk cabbage. Please bring your own plate, cutlery and cup. The fire is lit at 7:00am and will be shut down at 3:00pm.

S’TEṈISTOLW̱ Conference - August 2024

Our intent is to gather educators, administrators and staff working in Indigenous programs as well as knowledge-keepers, leaders and allies in the field of Indigenous education from adult and post-secondary institutions and communities. 

Na'tsa'maht ceremony with dancers