Connection with Indigenous Community

We develop and nourish working relationships with Indigenous communities to support students and community initiatives.

Invaluable nourishment

Cultural sharing connects you to traditional ways

Camosun and IECC host a number of events intended to enhance and celebrate Indigenous student success and encourage community development and wellness. Join us for National Indigenous Peoples Day, Orange Shirt Day, Salish Pit Cook and also for smaller activities for Indigenous students such as pizza day or learning the art of traditional basket weaving.

Activities and Events

We work with local First Nations and Indigenous communities to identify and help develop and coordinate culturally sensitive programming and services. Elders, staff and faculty help guide you along your educational path – from your first inquiry to achieving your first goal, and if it's part of your plan, graduating and being prepared to professionally contribute to your community.

Academic Partnerships

For over 20 years Camosun's work in Indigenous education has been guided by the community-based Indigenous Advisory Council. This group shares perspective, knowledge, and direction right from community to the college.

Indigenous Advisory Council

Camosun, UVic celebrate paddling together

A 50-year journey of friendship between 91AV and the University of Victoria (UVic) and 30th anniversary of Eyēʔ Sqȃ’lewen was celebrated during a paddle gifting ceremony. Read more

Paddle Ceremony