TIMMINS, ON: Northern College is hosting its second annual Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Week from Monday, September 22 to Friday, September 26, 2014. The week provides the opportunity for students, staff, faculty and the community to celebrate and showcase the rich culture that we are fortunate to be a part of.
“We have a deep appreciation of Aboriginal perspectives and are a better institution for it,” says Mike Baker, Vice President of Finance, Administration and Aboriginal Services at Northern College. “Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Week gives our students and staff an opportunity to learn more about the uniqueness and beauty that lies within the many nations.”
Activities planned for the week include cultural teachings, arts and crafts workshops, traditional food preparation and information sessions with community organizations. Awareness Week events are open to the general public as well as college students and staff.
Campus-specific events include a drumming at the Haileybury and Kirkland Lake Campuses, a performance by a fiddler and step dancer at the Moosonee Campus, and a powwow-style social to conclude the week’s festivities in Timmins.
Aboriginal Cultural Awareness Week relates directly to one of the college’s four strategic directions, Aboriginal Perspectives. Northern College is committed to holding meaningful dialogue and developing partnerships with Aboriginal leaders, learners, communities and employers, and building on strong relationships that have already been established.
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