Indigenous Studies - Drumming in park

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.

Orange Shirt Day - September 29
OSD events will take place in Na’tsa’maht at Lansdowne 
Traditional Songhees Pit Cook - TBA
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.
Winter Indigenous Student Awards Ceremony - April 5, 2023 at 1pm 
Celebrate the dedication and perseverance of students in their studies and in their activities in community. 

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. 

Saanich Adult Education Centre Information Session - April 27, 2023 - 5:30-7pm

Please join us for an information session about Camosun programming held in community at the Saanich Adult Education Centre. We will be sharing information about on-campus and community-based programs such as: 

  • Indigenous College Prep (ICP)
  • Indigenous Community Wellness (ICW)
  • Ways of Indigenous Leadership & Learning (WILL)
  • Academic Upgrading
  • Indigenous Studies
  • Indigenous Peoples in Trades
  • Early Learning and Care
  • IECC supports and services & more!

We hope to see you there!

Na'tsa'maht ceremony with dancers