First Peoples House of Learning - Indigenous Services
Current Indigenous Support Services for Trent-Durham campus are being offered remotely by phone or by video, by First Peoples House of Learning.
Trent Durham’s campus has several developing dedicated spaces for gathering and supporting cultural learning and activities on campus. These spaces are important to cultivating empathy, respect and positive connection between students, faculty, staff, some of those spaces are the Tipi, an Indigenous Student Study Room and a future Medicine Garden.
Currently regular social fires and activities in these spaces are not happening due to COVID Public Health Protocols.
FPHL will be offering and supporting online activities such as Counselling, Visiting Elders and Traditional Knowledge Holders, Ishkodehwin live, Learn By Doing workshops and where possible some social distancing events will be offered.
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The services currently being offered by the First Peoples House of Learning Team are:
Indigenous Student Support Counsellor (supported by Cultural Advisor and Elders Council)– offering supports by phone and video. Please contact Nancy Hanlon firstname.lastname@example.org
Student Success Advisor – offering support in student’s academic success and emergency financial supports. Please contact Stephanie Nelson StephanieNelson@trentu.ca.
Indigenous Enrolment Advisor – offering support to incoming students for 2020-2021 academic year. Please contact Ryan Gray-Brady email@example.com.
Ishkodewhin Live: Bring the social fire to you on the Facebook platform.
Crisis and After Hours Supports
Good2Talk - Postsecondary Helpline 1-866-925-5454
Durham Mental Health Services 1-800-742-1890
Mindyourmind website lists steps to take to help you if you are considering suicide.
Talk4healing (for Indigenous women) 1-855-554-HEAL