Indigenous Celebration Week

Indigenous Celebration Week

What is happening today - Thursday, March 24th?

Grandmother's Tea - With Elder Elsye Gauthier - 10:00am, Cascade Room - Indigenous Folks Only

Performance - Brianna Buffalo - 12:00pm, SUBStage

Ribbon Skirt Workshop - With Joeanne Swampy - 2:00pm, Cascade Room - Indigenous Folks Only

Indigenous Law & Governance - With the Indigenous Law Students' Association, Dinwoodie Lounge - 2nd Floor, SUB

To see the full ICW schedule/register for events, please visit our schedule here!

Indigenous Celebration Week Is On Now!

ICW will on from March 21 - 25, 2022

The University of Alberta Students' Union (UASU), in partnership with Aboriginal Students' Council, will be hosting Indigenous Celebration Week (ICW) for the first time. The event is taking place from March 21 - 25, 2022, at the University of Alberta North Campus. This event is being hosted to help build Indigenous community on campus and educate settlers about Indigenous peoples' cultures, histories and how to live as Treaty partners.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How is ICW planned? Who's making the decisions?

ICW has an Advisory Committee that consists of FNMI representatives from Aboriginal Student Council, First Peoples' House, and an FNMI Student-at-Large. All high-level decisions regarding programming, speakers, and visuals are made by the committee. The UASU has a coordination committee (consisting of staff and the VP Student Life) that handle the logistical and operational aspects of the event-planning, including the implementation of the Advisory Committee's recommendations.

Interested in joining the Advisory Committee for ICW 2023? Recruitment for Student-at-Large positions will start in Spring 2022.

What is the story behind the graphic for ICW 2022?

The main ICW graphic is an illustration by an Indigenous artist: Halie Finney.

"I wanted to do a pack of coyotes running together in tall grass at night, I was thinking like a current of coyotes. Coyotes are an animal that are pretty widespread, they exist in urban spaces and rural, northern and southern, etc, I think everyone has a relationship with coyotes. The red ribbon emphasizes their unified motion and symbolizes the future/moving forward. The other coyotes are carrying sage which, I think, many indigenous cultures use for healing. " - Halie Finney

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Students' Union Building
University of Alberta
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