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About the Venue and Laurentian University

2024 National Building Reconciliation Forum

About Laurentian University

The Forum, being held on the Laurentian University campus, is located on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. The City of Greater Sudbury also includes traditional lands of the Wahnapitae First Nation. Laurentian University serves over 8,000 students on its campus and is one of two bilingual universities in the province of Ontario. Committed to its bilingual, tri-cultural mandate, Laurentian University offers an outstanding university experience in English and French with a comprehensive approach to Indigenous education.

Technical sessions will largely be in the Fraser Auditorium and Classroom Buildings. Sponsor booths and the Makers/Vendors Market will be held in the Parker Atrium.  Lunch will be in the Great Hall. The Nibwaachidwin Social will be held in the Round Room at the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre.

The Gala Banquet will be held at Alumni Hall.  Visits to two local First Nations, Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and Wahnapitae First Nation communities will be held on Day 1 of the Forum.

About the Venue

Sudbury is one of the oldest, largest, and best-exposed meteorite impact sites on Earth.

The City of Greater Sudbury, the largest city in northeastern Ontario, lies amidst glacially-shaped ridges, green boreal forests, and contains 330 within City boundaries. The success of more than 40 continuous years of environmental reclamation efforts has led to numerous national and international awards, including a Government of Canada Environmental Achievement Award, a United States Chevron Conservation Award, and a United Nations Local Government Honours Award.

Land Acknowledgement

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We would like to acknowledge the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850. We also further recognize that Laurentian University is located on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and that the City of Greater Sudbury, also includes the traditional lands of the Wahnapitae First Nation. We extend our deepest respect to Indigenous peoples - as a sign of our continued relationship we will support Laurentian University’s Truth and Reconciliation Task Force Recommendations. Miigwech.