Fleming College Celebrates Diverse Perspectives on Canada Day

Fleming College will be closed July 1, and we wish everyone a safe and inclusive Canada Day. While this is a day of celebration, it is also a time to reflect, honour and recognize the original people of this land, Indigenous People. Fleming recognizes the invaluable contributions and diverse perspectives as we continue to work toward Truth and Reconciliation, we encourage everyone to start this Canada Day acknowledging all perspectives and how we can each contribute to our shared society. 

Please see below some ways and readings to engage and learn more about truth and reconciliation:

Fleming’s Indigenous Education Council

Indigenous Student Services

Indigenous Perspectives Designation

Fleming College Indigenous Knowledge Leader Elizabeth Stone joins two saplings together as volunteers construct a Teaching Lodge at Fleming’s Haliburton School of Art + Design.

Fleming College Celebrates Indigenous History Month

Peterborough ON – (June 17, 2022) – Fleming College is celebrating the rich culture, contributions, and diversity of Indigenous People across the northern part of Turtle Island as Indigenous History Month continues.  

Fleming’s Indigenous Perspectives Team members have planned events across all College campuses next week, June 20-24.  

Monday, June 20: Students and staff will build a Teaching Lodge at the Sutherland Campus from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Teaching Lodges offer a place for students and staff to gather in a traditional Indigenous setting, where we can learn, teach, utilize Indigenous Pedagogy and hold meetings and ceremony.

A Teaching Lodge was built at the Frost Campus June 6. The last Teaching Lodge installment will take place at the Haliburton Campus on June 27.  

Fleming Staff and students build a Teaching Lodge at the Frost Campus

A guided exhibit explaining some of the treaties between Indigenous communities and Canadians will run throughout the week at the Sutherland Campus. Tours will run from 1 – 3 p.m.  

You can take the tour virtually by visiting Whose.Land or Native-Land. 

Tuesday, June 21: Day of solidarity at all three campuses for National Indigenous Peoples Day.  

Wednesday, June 22: Frost Campus will host a guided exhibit explaining some of the treaties between Indigenous communities and Canadians from 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.  

Sutherland Campus will host a drum making/repair workshop with Knowledge Holder Anne Taylor at 10 a.m. in the Indigenous Student Services Lounge (limited spaces available).   

Thursday, June 23: Strawberry Picking from 9:30 – 11 a.m. at The Berry Patch. Strawberry pickers can drop by the Sutherland Campus’s Indigenous Student Services Lounge from 12 – 4:30 p.m. to make scone, strawberry compote and enjoy a strawberry feast. 

Friday, June 24: Three Sisters planting at the new Indigenous Perspectives garden at the Sutherland Campus from 9 – 11 a.m. 

There will be a Sacred Fire at the outdoor Cultural Space (Sutherland Campus) from 2 – 4 p.m.  

Fleming Staff are encouraged to participate in “In Their Moccasins,” a game with quizzes and narrative branching (choose your own adventure style) elements. It is designed to build capacity for empathy for Indigenous students’ lived realities. Contributions to the game were made by Fleming Indigenous students. 

This year marks an important milestone for Fleming College’s Indigenous Perspectives Designation (IPD). More than 2,000 students have now graduated with their IPD. IPD students have chosen to incorporate more in-depth knowledge of First Nation, Inuit and Métis peoples, cultures, histories, traditions, and contributions through the course of their Fleming College studies. 

Fleming has also created a new logo to be used by the Indigenous Perspectives team and initiatives.   

The new logo for Indigenous Perspectives and initiatives.

We’re looking forward to seeing you! 

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.

For more information, please contact:
Sarah Deeth

Communications Officer

sarah.deeth@flemingcollege.ca

705-749-5530 ext. 1161

Peterborough
Sutherland Campus
599 Brealey Dr. Peterborough ON K9J 7B1
Ph: (705) 749-5530
Lindsay
Frost Campus
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Haliburton Campus
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