Students are at the heart of our work here at the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre!
“Being a student at Laurentian has been amazing! I could not have been successful without the support from everyone at the Indigenous Student Affairs office. They helped me learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe-kwe in my community and in academia.”
- Stepfanie Johnston
Indigenous Studies specialization with minor in Indigenous Healing and Wellness
Who We Are
The Indigenous Student Affairs team strives to ensure a positive learning environment in a manner consistent with the Indigenous worldview. It is our intention to increase accessibility and retention, as well as enhance the academic experience of students of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ancestry at Laurentian University. We nurture a learning environment which supports the academic, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit student body by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our community at Laurentian University.
The ISA team consists of the following:
- Director of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
- Indigenous Community Outreach and Liaison Coordinator
- Indigenous Counsellor and Student Engagement
- Indigenous Learning Strategist
- ISLC Events and Media Coordinator
- Traditional Elders and Knowledge Carriers
Hours of Operation
*If you are coming on-campus for assistance from an ISA staff member, please call ahead first at 705-675-1151 ext. 4052 or email email@example.com to confirm which staff are available in the ISLC that day*
We acknowledge the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and recognize that Laurentian University is located on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. The City of Greater Sudbury also includes the traditional lands of Wahnapitae First Nation.
Nookaa Odeh Enaandwetood Odehwinan
The ISA Team is honoured to have a special visitor with us for the next little while. Nookaa Odeh Enaandwetood Odehwinan, otherwise known as Tender Heart Healer of Hearts (Nookaa for short), from the Bear Clan has been doing some wonderful work in the Laurentian community!
Remembrance Day 2020
The Indigenous Student Affairs office has created some Zoom backgrounds dedicated to acknowledging Indigenous veterans for Remembrance Day. We invite and encourage everyone to use them when in their Zoom meetings during the month of November. Miigwech!
September 8th, 2020 at 11:30am - Indigenous Student Affairs Virtual Meet and Greet
The ISA team will be available during a virtual Zoom meeting to introduce themselves and their roles along with meeting current and returning Laurentian students.
Zoom Link: https://laurentian.zoom.us/j/93472317152
September 10th, 2020 at 1:00pm - Science North Science Show and Animal Presentation
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students and their families are invited to attend two special virtual Zoom presentations by staff from the Science North centre in Sudbury.
September 11th, 2020 - Wiigwaam Teaching by Art Petahtegoose
All students, staff, and faculty are invited to learn about the significance of the new wiigwaam located on the Laurentian University campus in Founders' Square from Atikameksheng Elder Art Petahtegoose.
Listen to Art here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfkuf7M916o
Virtual Orange Shirt Day Presentation 2020
Please join the Indigenous Student Affairs team in remembering and recognizing the legacy of Residential Schools by wearing an orange shirt on September 30th, 2020 and joining us on Zoom with guest speaker Roger Chum from Moose Cree First Nation. We will also be announcing the inaugural recipient of the Kina Binoojiinyag Gchinendaagsiwag bursary scholarship!
This virtual presentation will begin at 10:30am on September 30th via Zoom.
Please register through Eventbrite here: https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/virtual-orange-shirt-day-presentation-2020-tickets-
Please note that the media is asked not to report on this presentation. This presentation will also not be recorded.
November 2nd, 2020 - "An Understanding of the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 from the Perspective of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek" with Elder Art Petahtegoose
November 5th, 2020 from 1:30pm-2:30pm - Online Showing of "Gather" (Film)
November 6th, 2020 from 1:00pm-2:00pm - Official Launch of the Laurentian University Native Education Council (LUNEC) Truth and Reconciliation Task Force (TRTF) Report
November 9th, 2020 from 11am-12pm - Opening Words with Elder Julie Ozawagosh
November 10th, 2020 from 10am-12pm - "Bridging Knowledge Systems and Prioritizing Ecological Research Within and Among Anishnabek Nation" with Dr. Jesse Popp
November 11th, 2020 at 1:30pm-2:30pm - « D'un jardin à l'autre : créer des espaces culturels sur campus »
November 12th, 2020 at 1:30pm-2:30pm - "The Problem with Placebo and Nocebo in Traditional Medicine" with Dr. Darrel Manitowabi
November 13th, 2020 at 10:30am-12:00pm - RBC Gkendassawin Trail Speaker Series: "Indigenous People and Genetics: Race, Research, and Governance" with Dr. Kim Tallbear
Listen to what has been shared about our new space!
Register with Indigenous Student Affairs
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students that are or will be taking studies at Laurentian can register with our office to gain access to our services by filling out our online student intake form by clicking the link below!