Northern College to Host Fourth Annual Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week

Northern College News and Events

September 13, 2016

TIMMINS, ON: Northern College will be hosting its fourth annual Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week from Monday, September 19 to Friday, September 23, 2016. The week will provide an opportunity for students, staff, faculty and members of the community to celebrate and showcase the richness of the local Indigenous cultures that Northern College is fortunate to be a part of.

Activities planned for the week across Northern’s four campuses include cultural teachings, arts and crafts workshops, traditional food preparation, live music and information sessions with community organizations. All members of our campus communities are invited to attend Awareness Week events.

Picture taken of participants at previous Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week at the Haileybury Campus.

Picture taken of participants at previous Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week at the Haileybury Campus.

“Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week has become an integral part of our annual student orientation process,” said Fred Gibbons, President and CEO of Northern College. “This week provides¬ many opportunities to celebrate the uniqueness and beauty that lies within the many nations. It also allows us to showcase our commitment to being the college of choice for Indigenous learners.”

Campus-specific events include a drumming at the Haileybury Campus, a film screening at the Kirkland Lake Campus, a performance by a fiddler at the Moosonee Campus, and a powwow-style social to conclude the week’s festivities in Timmins.

Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week relates directly to one of the college’s four strategic directions, Indigenous Perspectives. Northern College is committed to holding meaningful dialogue and developing partnerships with Indigenous leaders, learners, communities and employers, and building on strong relationships that have already been established.

For a complete schedule of Indigenous Cultural Awareness Week events at each Northern College campus, visit

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For Additional Information:
Jennifer Nadeau, Indigenous Student Advisor, Haileybury & Kirkland Lake Campuses
705.672.3376 x8849 / 705.567.9291 x3626,

Willard Small, Indigenous Student Advisor, Moosonee Campus
705.336.2913 x5603,

Joseph Nakogee, Indigenous Student Advisor, Timmins Campus
705.235.3211 x2233,

Media Contact:
Mélanie Watson
Marketing and Communications Officer
705.235.3211 x2276