March 2, 2016
For Immediate Release
WATERLOO – Wilfrid Laurier University invites the community to experience its annual weeklong series of events that highlight the contributions of Aboriginal knowledge to education. A series of events will take place from March 5 to March 12 on Laurier’s Waterloo and Brantford campuses.
“Aboriginal Education Week is an important week where we share our heritage and culture with the wider community,” said Jean Becker, Laurier’s senior advisor: Aboriginal Initiatives. “I am proud that Laurier is committed to having an extraordinary and empowering experience for all Aboriginal students across all campuses.”
Monday, March 7: Teepee set up in the Quad | Announcement of KNOW THE LAND Campaign
Tuesday, March 8: Soup and Frybread lunch
Saturday, March 12: Special lecture with guest speaker Oren Lyons
Monday, March 7: Creative Native Drop-in Session
Wednesday, March 9: Ziizbaakwad, Mother Earth’s Gift to Us
Thursday, March 10: Living in Relationship with Mother Earth While Defending Her
Laurier is proud to be part of the Council of Ontario Universities’ (COU) campaign, “Let’s Take Our Future Further,” which aims to celebrate the achievements and contributions of Aboriginal learners and alumni at Ontario universities and to encourage current students to continue to pursue and complete their studies.
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