Events

Winter 2021

We look forward to connecting with you! Due to the ongoing pandemic, the centre remains closed, and all events will be held online.  

  • We offer several regular events, most are only for Indigenous Queen’s Students

  • Check our Facebook page for any schedule changes, for registration/sign-in information and for special events!

Gratitude and sharing circle

 

Weekly, Mondays at 10 am EST 

Open to the Queen’s University Community

Join our Cultural Counsellor for a time of reflection and teachings. 

While the cooler weather is moving in and our tipi is waiting for its facelift, we decided to change sacred fires to gratitude and sharing circles.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, we have lost face-to-face interaction and many students have expressed how lonesome it can be. Be kind to your mind!
This will be an opportunity for folks to do a virtual smudge, learn about mental health during the pandemic, and listen to some storytelling or teachings.

Here is the line-up of topics that will be discussed:

  • Lisa - Start with smudge and drumming
  • Logan - Thanksgiving address and singing
  • Sebastian - Teachings on the Fire
  • Courtney - Gratitude and mental health
  • Danton - Sharing knowledge of Métis teachings
  • Annie - Having a good mind - mental health 101

 Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 999 3900 7158
Passcode: gratitude

Beading circle

 

Weekly, Tuesdays at 6:00 pm-8:00 pm EST 

For Indigenous students only 

Our beading circle is run by Dr. Karen Lawford weekly via Zoom. This circle is open to all Indigenous students, no matter what your current beading skill level is. You can pick up a new skill, work on an existing project, or just hang out! 

 To register and get the meeting link, please email 4direct@queensu.ca.

If you’d like to participate, but don’t have access to supplies, please email us at 4direct@queensu.ca.

Peer-led Mental Health Sharing Circle

 

 

Bi-weekly, Wednesdays 5:00-6:30 pm EST 

For Indigenous students only

The topic for each week will be announced on our social media, but any and all conversation is welcome!

Strategies will include both Indigenous and Western practices.

 Please register for the sharing circle by emailing Lisa Doxtator: lmd9@queensu.ca.

Teaching Sharing Circle with Wendy

 

Bi-weekly, 5:00-6:30 pm EST 

For Indigenous students only

Wendy will be sharing teachings on Culture and Wellness.

To sign up for this program please email Lisa at lmd9@queensu.ca or Allison at allison.loft@queensu.ca to receive the zoom link.

Gather Together

 

Bi-weekly, Thursdays 11:00-12:00 pm EST

For Indigenous students only 
Mar 11, 11:00 AM
Mar 25, 11:00 AM
Apr 8, 11:00 AM
Apr 22, 11:00 AM

"Fill your basket; grow together." The Gather Together program offers twice monthly workshops which focus on a different academic or life skill to support you with navigating student life at Queen's. Join Jessica from 4D and special campus guests to learn strategies, tips, and tricks to add into your basket! You are welcome to attend one or all events using the same Zoom registration link. During each workshop, there will be a draw for participants to win a $20 gift card!

For more information, contact Jessica at jessica.parks@queensu.ca.

Register in advance for Gather Together.

 

Full Moon Ceremony

Last Friday of every month, 12:00-1:30 pm EST 

Open to all genders - Indigenous students only

Before the Full Moon Ceremony, a feast will be provided. The food costs are being paid as a gesture of solidarity by a special EDII food security fund that Gender Studies administers. Attendance for the feast portion is optional.

Register in advance for Full Moon Ceremony.

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

Questions?

Please email us at 4direct@queensu.ca. We are here to support you during these uncertain and challenging times.