Land Acknowledgments Talking Circle

Facebook Event Page Here.

WPIRG invites you to a talking circle lead by the ASA to discuss land acknowledgments. 
Come and learn what a land acknowledgment is, how to recognize the land, why it is done and more. 

Everyone is welcome!

1:00pm to 3:00pm

Community Education Room 2202  
Conrad Grebel University College - University of Waterloo
140 Westmount Rd. N

Please register by sending an email to jessica@wpirg.org

ASA Overview
The Aboriginal Student Association is a student run group, based out of the University of Waterloo Aboriginal Education Center, designed to provide traditional knowledge to Aboriginal and Non Aboriginal students. Our co­presidents are Emma Smith and Shelby Keedwell. We present workshops for culturally relevant skills, such as drum making, moccasin making, beading, and singing. We give support and resources to the students through our connections in the community. Solidarity is a very important task that we take seriously. We continuously promote land acknowledgments on campus. We open events with land acknowledgments and opening prayers in the traditional language of this land, with either Aniishnaabemowin or Kanien'kéha, as well as a few songs relating to the event. This allows the rest of the university, and even the city, to understand that everything they do is on traditional territory and to see a little bit of our culture first hand.