The graphic above is a portion of the complete image created by Mo Thunder Bedard and found in Georgian's Indigenous Strategy, 2022-24. The full image represents an arbour typically situated at the centre of a pow wow dance arena. It provides shelter and cover for the drums, drummers, elders, dignitaries, and master of ceremonies. It is also a focal point for participants. The pow wow spirit and sound flows from the centre hub. Within Georgian's Indigenous Strategy, the arbour represents the work toward relationships, self-determination, and the strategies that will lead to student success.
Indigenization refers to the infusion of Indigenous ideas, values, peoples, symbols, esthetics, procedures and an authentic history into an organization so that it is a product of Indigenous imaginations and aspirations. Georgian College has made Indigenization a priority and aims to enrich our college community with as much Indigenous culture and knowledge as possible.
Truth and Reconciliation Trail (Orillia campus)
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Wahta Mohawk Territory
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