Bishop’s to break ground on Indigenous centre Kwigw8mna


Bishop’s University will break ground on a new Indigenous centre this summer. The centre is named Kwigw8mna–meaning “our (and everyone’s) house” in the Abenaki language–and will open in October 2024. Kwigw8mna will include spaces dedicated to Indigenous students and feature a gallery highlighting the history of the Abenaki people. “Kwigw8mna will provide a space for everyone to learn more about Indigenous perspectives and concerns, whether by visiting the house and interacting with Indigenous members of the Community, but also by being a resource where research on these topics lives and develops in real time in our community,” said Bishop’s Assistant Professor Dr Genner Llanes-Ortiz.

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