Indigenous Initiatives

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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The Water Walker

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Series - February

FEBRUARY 15, 2023 - 12:00 - 1:00 PM

Join us for our February Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Series featuring Anishinaabe author, illustrator, and water protection activist Joanne Robertson. In this session, we will learn who water walkers are, why they walk, and whom they walk for. Joanne will share stories and images that inspired her award-winning book, The Water Walker.

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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.

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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.

Indigenous Initiative's star blanket medallion

Star Blanket Medallion

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