Indigenous Social and Cultural Events and Workshops

One of the goals of the Indigenous Services team is to increase the awareness of Indigenous culture among the students and staff of George Brown College and the surrounding Toronto community. Throughout the year we host events, workshops and social gatherings to share our cultural knowledge.

We encourage everyone, regardless of ethnicity or religion, to come and learn with us. Most of our workshops are led by our Knowledge & Wisdom Keeper, Pauline Shirt, who has a lifetime of knowledge and experience that has been passed down from generation to generation.

Examples of workshops include:

  • Four Sacred Medicine Teachings
  • tobacco planting
  • sweetgrass braiding
  • dream catcher making
  • herbal and harvest knowledge workshop
  • hand drum making
  • beading workshops
  • moccasin making
  • Buffalo Teachings
  • Eagle Feather Teachings

Upcoming Events

First Story Toronto

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Sign-up for the second installment of the Indigenous Knowledge Keepers Series with FIRST STORY TORONTO. Take a virtual story walk focusing on some of the significant treaties of the Toronto area and a discussion of our ongoing treaty responsibilities today. FIRST STORY TORONTO is an Indigenous community-based organization that researches and shares Toronto’s Indigenous presence through popular education initiatives such as storytelling walks throughout the city.

Event Details:

Tuesday, November 2, 2021
10 a.m. to Noon

Past Workshops

The Truth the Wampum Tells

Four Sacred Medicines – Lunch and Learn

Commemorating Orange Shirt Day at George Brown