Red Dress Project

In collaboration with campus and community partners, the Indigenous Student Centre offers a wide variety of events throughout the year including socials, cultural workshops, guest speakers and facilitators as well as orientation events in September. Here are a few of our most popular events list below.

imagineNATIVE Film Tour 2019

Coming to Western on October 30, 2019. Spirit of the Athlete an original Indigenous-made collection of short films. Details can be found on the Indigenous Student Centre events calendar.

Youth Outreach Events

Corn Soup Lunches

September through April, the Indigenous Student Centre hosts a monthly Corn Soup Lunch. Join us from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. to enjoy Oneida style corn soup, fry bread and a variety of other snacks. A vegan soup option is also available.

Beading Circles

Stop by to learn how to bead or bring your own craft projects to work on during this weekly gathering. This is a great opportunity to informally chat with ISC staff and get to know other students.

Rag Moc' Making

The Indigenous Student Centre offers this workshop before the annual Rock Your Moc’s Day on November 15th. Students will have the opportunity to make a pair of fleece moccasins to wear and show their Indigenous pride.

The REDress Project

In November 2018, the Indigenous Student Centre highlighted the original REDress initiative created by Métis artist Jaime Black in 2011. The hanging and display of red dresses represents missing and murdered Indigenous women and girls, to ensure that they are not forgotten, and that awareness and justice is still needed. To learn more about the original REDress Project, visit

Orange Shirt Day

A day to remember and honour the children who attended Residential Schools across Canada. For information about this year's Orange Shirt Day, visit our calendar event.


For a complete list of upcoming events, please visit the Indigenous Student Centre events calendar.