Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space (ENW102)
In the Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, students study and take part in an array of activities including traditional teachings, ceremonies, socials and workshops. This hub of activity is a bright and comfortable space, where all are welcome. To book the space please forward a completed copy of the Gathering Space contract to email@example.com
Mnidoowag A'Kiing (The Spirit Lands), and Endaayang (Our Home) Traditional Areas – Tipi, Wigwam, Medicine Garden and Sweat Lodge
Our Traditional Area is is located just south of the Enwayaang building at Trent University's Peterborough Campus. Known as Mnidoowag A'Kiing (The Spirit Lands) in the Michi Saagiig dialect of Anishinaabemowin, it is comprised of a Tipi, Wigwam, Medicine Garden, and Sweat Lodge.
At our Durham GTA (Oshawa) Campus, a second Traditional Area, called Endaayang (Our Home) is located just outside the north east corner of the main administrative building. Endaayang is comprised of a Tipi.
Both spaces serve as places for students to learn about ceremony and cultural teachings. Social Fires are held throughout the school year every Tuesday and Thursday from 10am-4pm at Mnidoowag A'Kiing, and Wednesdays from 11am-2pm at Endaayang. Students are greeted by volunteer fire keepers who are trained in cultural protocol, safety, and are ambassadors for the space. Students are also welcome to bring a cup of coffee and lunch, socialize, or find some peace and quiet. The Tipis also act as classroom space. To learn more about our Traditional Spaces, follow the links below:
Student Lounge (ENW322)
The student lounge is a bright and inviting space for students. This work area is set up for individual and group work with access to computers and a lending library.
Indigenous Spaces on Campus
In addition to the spaces mentioned above, there are a number of Indigenous Spaces located throughout our Peterborough and Durham Campuses, including study rooms, research labs, resource and work rooms, and performance spaces. For a complete list of Indigenous Spaces on campus, follow the link below: