UOttawa to launch Nidjìnawendàganag Living and Learning Community

The University of Ottawa will be launching the Nidjìnawendàganag Living and Learning Community this fall. One floor of an existing UOttawa residence will be transformed into a space where Indigenous students can live, attend community events, and access knowledge keepers and Elders. The UOttawa alumni association has provided $500K over five years to cover the residence and meal plan costs for Indigenous students; an additional $10K each year will support cultural activities within the community. “By eliminating some of the stressors, we hope that it supports students and improves their learning outcomes and they feel safe and happy to be around other Indigenous learners,” said UOttawa Indigenous community engagement officer Darren Sutherland.

National Observer