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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Waneek Horn-Miller, former Olympian and Indigenous rights activist

Indigenous Knowledge Keeper Series - October

Please join us on October 4 where former Olympian and Indigenous rights activist, Waneek Horn-Miller, will speak about advocacy and resilience as a Mohawk woman.

Featured Resources

An MSTeams background to recognize GBC4TRC

Download MS Teams Background

You can download our GBC4TRC teams background to use in your meetings.

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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.

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.