Indigenous Circles of Support

Indigenous Circles of Support Students

Indigenous Circles of Support brings together students across all years of study, to eat, socialize, and engage with guest speakers.

Each session will have a guest speaker from within the Indigenous Student Centre or from the Indigenous community. The two-hour session is split, one hour facilitated by the Academic Transition Opportunities (ATO) Assistant and one hour for the guest speaker. Completion of the program will be recorded on students' Western University Official Co-Curricular Record.

Program Objectives

  • Promote Indigenous knowledge
  • Support identity development for Indigenous students
  • Support student success
  • Assist in student transition
  • Provide opportunities for cultural awareness
  • Create a sense of community among students
  • Introduce students to Western and London’s local Indigenous communities (peoples and cultures)
  • Enhance student engagement and sense of belonging
  • Create networks of support 

Program Goals

  • Model positive relationships
  • Build communication skills
  • Enhance conflict resolution skills
  • Help students become involved and connected with Western
  • Provide positive leadership
  • Develop and practice healthy relationship skills
  • Provide student opportunities to build new friendships

Past Session Topics

  • Holistic Wellness
  • Essential Oils and their benefits to students
  • Traditional Medicines
  • Self-care/Stress Management
  • Cultural Teachings/Workshops
  • Corn Husk Doll Making

Corn Husk Dolls

For more information, contact:

Donna Noah
Academic Transition Opportunities Program Coordinator

519-661-2111 x86437