Tag Archives: Aboriginal Gathering Place

COTR hosting First Nations leader Arthur Manuel

College of the Rockies will host Arthur Manuel on Thursday, April 7 for a discussion on Decolonization, Reconciliation and New Directions. The talk, the latest in the college’s Indigenous Speaker Series, is sponsored by the College of the Rockies Faculty … > Read More

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College of the Rockies hosts indigenous event

College of the Rockies’ Aboriginal Gathering Place was the site of a unique event on Friday, March 11. ‘Our Voices, Our Future’ was organized for Indigenous students and community members and saw over 50 participants throughout the day. Organized by … > Read More

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College to host Sophie Pierre talk on reconciliation

College of the Rockies’ Indigenous Speaker Series continues on Thursday, February 25 with a presentation by Sophie Pierre entitled Reconciliation in Ktunaxa Territory. Pierre, who led the St. Mary’s Band for 26 years as Chief, has always been a strong … > Read More

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College kicks off Indigenous Speaker Series

College of the Rockies will host Chief Jason Louie from the Lower Kootenay First Nation on Thursday, November 19. Chief Louie will be delivering a presentation about the connections between Culture, Politics and Education. The event, open to the public, will … > Read More

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The significance of hair

College of the Rockies Aboriginal Education Coordinator Andrew Judge (centre) met with hairstylist students in the Aboriginal Gathering Place on Monday, September 28.  Judge enlightened the students on the significance of hair to Aboriginal communities through a fascinating combination of … > Read More

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College stands behind Truth and Reconciliation report

The College of the Rockies has stated its support for the work and recommendations of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission. David Walls, President and CEO of College of the Rockies (COTR) issued the following statement on the final report of … > Read More

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March in the East Kootenay

March has become one of my favourite months. It always brings surprises – on both sides of the weather scale. This year was no different. We had snow, we had fast, sloppy melts and we had gorgeous spring days bolstered … > Read More

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COTR gets funds to expand industrial training programs

College of the Rockies March 3 received a welcome gift of federal government funds from Kootenay-Columbia MP David Wilks to help it expand its industrial training programs. On behalf of the Hon. Michelle Rempel, Minister of State for Western Economic … > Read More

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Successful Cultural Networking Day celebrated

The Ktunaxa Nation Council Employment and Training Department hosted a cultural networking day on February 11. Participants at the daylong event took part in a variety of cultural activities, including Ktunaxa language lessons and storytelling, archaeology presentations and an overview … > Read More

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Aboriginal Gathering Place opens with celebration

College of the Rockies, along with the Ktunaxa Nation and Kootenay East MLA Bill Bennett, celebrated the grand opening of the college’s Aboriginal Gathering Place on Friday, October 31. Representatives from the Ktunaxa Nation, the Shuswap Band, the Metis Nation … > Read More

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