Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre

[Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre]
[Four Directions Indigenous Student Centre]

Online Events

Spring 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 for Indigenous Queen’s Students only.

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

Mondays

Gratitude and Sharing Circle  

Weekly, 10am 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, 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 Metis teachings
Annie - having a good mind - mental health 101

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 999 3900 7158

Passcode: gratitude

Drumming 

Mondays, 5:30 – 6:30 p.m. EST - January 25-  For Indigenous students only 

Drumming is an important for to feed your Spirit. Drumming sessions are geared for all level Drummers. You’ll receive teachings on the Drum, learn songs and make new friends! Be kind to your Mind! 

To register, email lmd9@queensu.ca

Tuesdays 

Beading & Homework Hang-out

Weekly, 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! 

Register here

If you’d like to participate, but don’t have access to supplies, please email us at here

Wednesdays

Teaching Sharing Circle with Wendy Phillips

Bi-weekly, 5:00-6:30 pm EST- Starting January 13 - 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

Indigenous Writing Circle

Bi-weekly, 9:00-12:00 pm EST - Open to Indigenous graduate and upper year undergraduate students only

Jan 27, 2021 09:00 AM
Feb 10, 2021 09:00 AM
Feb 24, 2021 09:00 AM
Mar 10, 2021 09:00 AM
Mar 24, 2021 09:00 AM
Apr 7, 2021 09:00 AM
Apr 21, 2021 09:00 AM

Looking for writing motivation? Join Paige Van Tassel for an Indigenous Writing Circle on Zoom. Set your intentions for your writing goals to the group, write outside of the online platform for a set period of time, reconvene to discuss progress and challenges in writing, and set intentions for the rest of the week. There will also be Indigenous guest speakers joining monthly to share their experiences, knowledge, and strategies.

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

Register here

Thursdays

Gather Together Program

Bi-weekly, 11:00-12:00 pm EST- For Indigenous students only

Jan 20, 2021 11:00 AM
Jan 28, 2021 11:00 AM
Feb 11, 2021 11:00 AM
Feb 25, 2021 11:00 AM
Mar 11, 2021 11:00 AM
Mar 25, 2021 11:00 AM
Apr 8, 2021 11:00 AM
Apr 22, 2021 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 U. 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 here

Fridays 

Fullmoon Ceremony

Last Friday of every month, 12:00-1:30 pm EST, starting January 29, 2021- Open to all genders and Indigenous students only

Before the fullmoon 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. You do not have to attend the feast portion you may only join the fullmoon ceremony. 

Register in advance for this meeting here

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.