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    Media Advisory - University’s newest Outdoor Indigenous gathering space officially opens

    Friday, September 15, 2023

    KINGSTON- An important place of ceremony, learning and reflection is set to be unveiled on the Queen’s campus. The Outdoor Indigenous gathering space is inspired by traditional Anishinaabe wigwams and is a welcome addition to the campus reflecting the value of Indigenous histories and perspectives. The space creates an area for ceremonial fires, as well as for teaching, learning, and engaging with Indigenous ways of knowing and being.

    The new gathering space is one of a number of Indigenous spaces across campus, and is part of our ongoing commitment to advancing decolonization and reconciliation while building an inclusive campus where all Queen’s community members feel seen, safe, and welcome.

    What: Media is invited to attend the official public unveiling and tour of the Outdoor Indigenous Gathering Space

    When: Monday, September 18, 10-11 am

    Where: The south end of Tindall Field, Queen’s Campus, corner of Union and Albert Streets.

    Who:  Available to speak to the media are:

     More information on the significance of the gathering space can be found here.

     Please RSVP to Julie Brown to confirm attendance.

     Julie Brown
    Manager, Media Relations