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Fleming College Celebrates Indigenous History Month


Peterborough, ON (June 13, 2024) – This June, Fleming College is celebrating the rich culture, contributions and diversity of Indigenous People across the northern part of Turtle Island during Ode’min Giizis (Strawberry Moon).

The Indigenous Fleming Team has activities at all three of Fleming’s campuses to celebrate and acknowledge Indigenous History Month.

Here is the complete schedule for Ode’min Giizis:

Haliburton Campus: June 18

Indigenous Art Showcase, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. in The Great Hall

With the help of the Haliburton School of Art + Design we are celebrating the ways Indigenous artists express their culture, traditions and experience through their creations!

Connect with these fantastic artists and get a sneak peek into their creative process. There is even a chance to purchase some awesome artwork for your personal collection!

Anyone with questions can email Mkons Stone-Debassige at mkons.stone-debassige@flemingcollege.ca.

Frost Campus, (TBD):

Skinning and Trapping Workshop

Celebrate Indigenous Peoples Day with us!

Join Alderville First Nation resident Jeff Beaver, back by popular demand, at the Frost Campus to learn about traditional and modern trapping and skinning techniques.

We will be meeting in Room 180 and moving outside, weather permitting.

Please contact Mkons Stone-Debassige at mkons.stone-debassige@flemingcollege.ca with any questions that you may have.

Sutherland Campus, June 20:

Join us in celebrating Indigenous Peoples Day 2024!

Lunch at the Learning Lodge: 12 p.m.

Lunch will be cooked over the Learning Lodge fire. Please make sure to dress appropriately for the weather, wear sunscreen and bring a water bottle.

Reach out to cheyenne.blaker@flemingcollege.ca if you have any questions about this event.

Fleming is proud to offer students the option of obtaining their Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). This provides students with a stronger, in-depth knowledge of First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, and their cultures, histories, traditions and contributions to our shared society. The IPD is now available to students in more than 30 programs.

Fleming College is grateful for the opportunity to work and teach here, and we thank all the generations of people who have taken care of this land for thousands of years. We recognize the contributions of Métis, Inuit and other Indigenous peoples, both in shaping and strengthening this community and country as a whole.

About Fleming College
Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that we are situated on Michi Saagiig Anishinaabeg lands and territory. Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 80,000 alumni.

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