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

The Seven Grandfather Teachings

Monday, March 22, 2021 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM EST

Join Bob Whiteduck Crawford where he will be facilitating a lunch and learn. This session will discuss The Seven Grandfather Teachings. 
As Principles for Living, each Grandfather Teaching is a gift the Anishinaabeg carries, a potential tool for living a good life. Our understanding is that as we use these gifts our experience of living improves. Using these gifts in our lives is an ongoing challenge for each of us, requiring attention, discipline and perseverance.