ISC Events

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.

*Please note that with Covid-19, many of these events may be taking place virtually.

Youth Outreach Events

Since 2006, Western University’s Indigenous Student Centre has offered innovative outreach programs to thousands of Indigenous youth (First Nations, Métis, and Inuit) from across Southwestern Ontario and Canada. The Indigenous Student Centre diligently fosters relationships with Indigenous communities to create pathways for Indigenous youth to access post-secondary education. Visit our Youth Outreach page to learn more about these events.

Indigenous Awareness Week

Indigenous Awareness Week (IAW) seeks to celebrate Western's Indigenous presence, nurture relationships, and facilitate collaborations between indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples. Visit the IAW page to learn more!

Corn Soup Lunches

The Indigenous Student Centre hosts a monthly Corn Soup Lunch. Enjoy Oneida style corn soup and fry bread in a pick up and go style October 27, November 17 and December 8 in 2021.

Auntie's Table

The Indigenous Student Centre (ISC) is excited to offer our new program, "Auntie's Table." Auntie's Tables will offer students opportunities to come together virtually each month and socialize while participating in a different cultural activity.

The staff of the Indigenous Student Centre with in the Office of Indigenous Initiatives at Western University want to acknowledge the generous sharing of this beautiful and perfect name for the program, of Aunties Table. In this we want share the origin of this name from the Shkagamik-kwe Health Centre in Sudbury, Ontario, that there are difficult conversations that need to take place and often our Aunties kitchen tables provide that safe space, that place of love, kindness, food, creativity, laughter and tears. It is with our hearts that we say miigwetch to Shkagamik-kwe and the good work they facilitate.

 

Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony

Western’s Indigenous Student Graduation Ceremony takes place each year in early April. During the ceremony we honour and celebrate our Indigenous student graduates’ accomplishments. Graduates are gifted with a Western Indigenous Student Centre stole. Visit our graduation ceremony page to learn more.

Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

September 30th, a day to remember and honour the children who attended Residential Schools across Canada. 

Biindigen's Indigenous History Month Challenge

June is National Indigenous History Month and Biindigen, Western’s Indigenous Learning Circle, created a full month of activities and resources for the Western community to learn and unlearn about Indigenous histories, cultures and Peoples. Visit their wepage to view the full calendar of activities.

 

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