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:
ON – (June 17, 2022) – Fleming
celebrating the rich culture, contributions,
and diversity of Indigenous People across the northern part of Turtle Island as
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
A guided exhibit explaining some of the treaties
between Indigenous communities and Canadians
run throughout the week at the Sutherland Campus. Tours will run
from 1 – 3 p.m.
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.
will host a drum making/repair workshop with Knowledge Holder Anne Taylor at 10
a.m. in the Indigenous Student Services Lounge (limited spaces
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
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).
2,000 students have
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
We’re looking forward to seeing you!
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