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Haliburton School of Art + Design Hosts Biindigen Welcome Gathering for New Indigenous Student Space


Haliburton, ON (June 28, 2023) – Fleming College is celebrating the opening of a new Indigenous Student space at its Haliburton Campus.

Biindigen, which means “welcome,” or, “come in,” will provide space for Indigenous students, Elders, Knowledge Keepers, guests and community to gather, meet with the Indigenous Student Services team, and engage in cultural practices and learning.  

Indigenous spaces are culturally safe places that are instrumental in student success. It is a place for culturally relevant supports and is a smudge friendly space. Events and programming will be run out of the Biindigen space. Follow Indigenous Fleming on Instagram and Facebook for up-to-date events and programming.

This is the first time there has been a dedicated Indigenous space at the Haliburton School of Art + Design.  

The space further acknowledges Fleming’s commitment to the Indigenous Education Protocol, United Nations Declaration of Indigenous Rights, and the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action.  

The opening celebration and gathering takes place June 30 from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m. Members of the media who wish to attend can contact Communications Officer, Sarah Deeth at sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca.  

For media enquiries, please contact:
Sarah Deeth
Communications Officer
705-749-5530 ext. 1161

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