UWaterloo breaks ground on Indigenous outdoor space

The University of Waterloo has officially broken ground on a new Indigenous outdoor space that will be used for First Nations, Métis, and Inuit events, celebrations, and teachings. Constructed out of Alaskan yellow cedar, the space is designed with 33 posts to represent a forest; a roof with overlapping wing sections that will allow wind to flow through the structure; and yellow, red, and brown designs to represent the colours of a native trout species. “It’s meant to be a physical presence to say to our campus colleagues that there is Indigenous presence on campus, including histories tied to the area as well as contemporary Indigenous diversity and uses of the land,” said UWaterloo Associate VP of Indigenous Relations Jean Becker.

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