New Lakehead convocation regalia honours Indigenous communities, lands

Lakehead University has announced its new convocation regalia honouring Indigenous communities and lands, which will be worn by Lakehead President Dr Gillian Siddall at events such as Lakehead’s graduation ceremonies. The regalia was designed by Beverli Barnes, Melissa Benson of the Chippewas of Rama First Nation, and Daanis Pelletier of Fort William First Nation and consists of a robe, hat, and two sashes. “As a student and a member of the communities whose land Lakehead is on, it was empowering to make this sash,” said Pelletier.

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