Students are at the heart of our work here at the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre!
“Being a student at Laurentian has been amazing! I could not have been successful without the support from everyone at the Indigenous Student Affairs office. They helped me learn what it means to be a strong Anishinaabe-kwe in my community and in academia.”
- Stepfanie Johnston
Who We Are
The Indigenous Student Affairs team strives to ensure a positive learning environment in a manner consistent with the Indigenous worldview. It is our intention to increase accessibility and retention, as well as enhance the academic experience of students of First Nations, Métis, and Inuit ancestry at Laurentian University. We nurture a learning environment which supports the academic, spiritual, physical and emotional well-being of the First Nations, Métis and Inuit student body by respecting and supporting the voices and spirit of our community at Laurentian University.
The ISA team consists of the following:
- Director of the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre
- Indigenous Counsellor
- Indigenous Student Transitions Navigator
- Indigenous Learning Strategist
- Indigenous Student and Community Engagement Coordinator
- ISLC Events and Media Coordinator
- Language Revitialization Coordinator
- Knowledge Carriers
Hours of Operation
*If you are coming on-campus for assistance from an ISA staff member, please call ahead first at 705-675-1151 ext. 4052 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm which staff are available in the ISLC that day*
We acknowledge the Robinson-Huron Treaty of 1850 and recognize that Laurentian University is located on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek. The City of Greater Sudbury also includes the traditional lands of Wahnapitae First Nation.
Nookaa Odeh Enaandwetood Odehwinan
The ISA Team is honoured to have a special visitor with us for the next little while. Nookaa Odeh Enaandwetood Odehwinan, otherwise known as Tender Heart Healer of Hearts (Nookaa for short), from the Bear Clan has been doing some wonderful work in the Laurentian community!
Zoom Backgrounds Available!
The Indigenous Student Affairs office has some Zoom backgrounds dedicated to acknowledging various events and initiatives such as honouring Indigenous veterans for Remembrance Day, National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, etc. We invite and encourage everyone to use them during their virtual meetings. Miigwech!
September 5th-9th, 2022 - Sacred Fire
There will be a Sacred Fire lit in the fire pit area outside the ISLC Round Room (Parker building) from September 5th-9th, 2022.
September 6th-9th, 2022 - Wiigwaam Teachings
There will be teachings conducted by John Condo in the Wiigwaam (Founder's Square) from 11am-12pm and again from 2pm-3pm each day between September 6th-9th, 2022. All are welcome.
All students, staff, and faculty are invited to learn about the significance of the new wiigwaam located on the Laurentian University campus in Founders' Square from Atikameksheng Elder Art Petahtegoose through a special recording that can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sfkuf7M916o
September 9th, 2022 - ISA Welcome Feast
All students, staff, and faculty are invited to a Welcome Feast from 12:30pm-2:30pm on September 9th, 2022 in the Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre. Please RSVP by emailing email@example.com.
Orange Shirt Day/National Day for Truth and Reconciliation
Details to be announced.
Register with Indigenous Student Affairs
First Nations, Métis, and Inuit students that are or will be taking studies at Laurentian can register with our office to gain access to our services by filling out our online student intake form by clicking the link below!