Welcome to Brock University’s National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. Today’s events are sponsored by Aboriginal Student Services, The Office of Indigenous Engagement, The Brock University Students’ Union, Human Rights and Equity, and Brock Alumni.
Experiential Education Coordinator, Health Sciences
Smudging ceremony & raising of the flags
For the first time in Brock’s history, Indigenous flags will be raised to half-mast to honour those who lost their lives to the Canadian Indian Residential School System and to those who survived.
Prior to the raising of the flags, a traditional smudging ceremony took place on the grounds of Brock University, which is the traditional territory of the Haudenosaunee and the Anishinaabe peoples.
Aabiidaasmosede, spirit name, Hoof Clan Ojibwe from Nipissing First Nation. Born in 1952 raised on his first Nation.
Peter began his healing journey more than 40 years ago in 1979 and continues to practice healthy living every day. He is now retired from teaching at Canadore College, where he worked for 25 years. He developed the two-year Indigenous Wellness Program for the college and Indigenous students to graduate with a diploma and work in the social work sector. He and his wife Debbie are both Ceremonial people and live their Anishinaabe way of life. They travel to First Nation communities during the summer months, providing presentations, workshops and ceremonies. Peter also gets invited to work as the head Elder at Pow Wows throughout the year and continues to work at Canadore College as an invited Elder visiting social worker programs during the school year.
Messages from members of the Brock Community
It is an honour to have so much support from faculty, staff and the administration from throughout the institution. A few of our colleagues have offered to share their thoughts on the importance of the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.
Interim President and Vice-Chancellor
Provost and Vice-President, Academic
Director, Aboriginal Student Services
Leela Madhava Rau
Executive Director, Human Rights and Equity
Assistant Professor, Faculty of Education
Director, Student Life & Success
We invite you to visit many of our partners and allies to learn more about the history of the residential school system.
Links & Resources
Legacy of Hope Foundation
National Indigenous charitable organization with the mandate to educate and create awareness and understanding about the Residential School System.
Healing the Legacy of the Residential Schools Exhibit
Legacy of Hope Foundation
Aboriginal Student Services at Brock
Providing a welcoming, supportive and inclusive environment for Aboriginal students and visitors to our campus.
Human Rights & Equity at Brock
A resource for all Brock community members to provide information, education, assistance, and advice on issues related to human rights, harassment, discrimination and bullying.