Queen’s opens Indigenous gathering space, initiates office of Indigenous Health


Queen’s University has opened an outdoor Indigenous gathering space that will provide a place for learning, ceremony, and reflection. The design of the structure is inspired by Anishinaabe wigwams, incorporates symbolic nods to the medicine wheel, and features entryways facing both the East and West to denote the rising and setting sun. “The land is our first teacher,” said Queen’s Senior Director, Student Inclusion, Equity, and Belonging Kandice Baptiste. “This is purposefully made to be in the land so that we can as a campus better understand our roles and responsibilities as human beings.” The space was used this week to initiate Queen’s new office of Indigenous Health.

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