Indigenous Initiatives

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Biintige - Welcome

We welcome George Brown students, employees, alumni and community members to this space. The Indigenous Initiatives team promotes knowledge sharing and works to support students in achieving their academic, work and life goals at the College.

Throughout the year, we curate events, teachings and workshops to promote understanding and appreciation of Indigenous culture.

We are fortunate to learn from the knowledge of our elders, Pauline Shirt and Julie Debassige. Pauline and Julie are integral to the Indigenous Initiatives team as they help our community to better understand both our history and potential future.

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Our team assists GBC's Indigenous community in navigating resources, providing information on college-wide activities, as well as other services such as counselling, cultural teachings and workshops.

Featured Resources

Indigenous Mentorship Program

Get to know more about our mentorship program and find out how you can take part!

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Chief Cadmus Delorme, Cowessess First Nation

Social & Cultural Events & Teachings

Discover upcoming events, workshops and social gatherings that share our cultural knowledge.

Photo of an Indigenous student at George Brown

Indigenous Self-Identification

Indigenous students at George Brown College are invited to self-identify so they can access our services. Self-identification is voluntary, easy and confidential.

Star Blanket Medallion

Learn more about the story and meaning behind our Star Blanket Medallion, first unveiled in October, 2021.