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Chanie Wenjack School

Gowski College in the moonlight from across the Otonabee river
for Indigenous Studies

Chanie Wenjack School

Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Challenge the Way You Think. Think Indigenous. Think Trent.

43rd Annual Elders and Traditional Peoples Gathering - November 2, 3 & 4 First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University 

(For full Conference information see: 43rd Annual Elders Gathering )

Indigenous Insights: Commemorates the 200th anniversary of Treaty 20 - A Story-telling Event

Friday November 2, 2018, 10-12 noon and 1 - 3 pm at the Ernest and Florence Benedict Gathering Space, First Peoples House of Learning, Trent University, Peterborough, On.,

1818 Treaty 20: Why the Land Means So Much to Us

Storytellers: Doug Williams, Dorothy Taylor, Anne Taylor and Others


Pease join us for this exciting event with Michi Saagiig Story-tellers as they relate stories of the land.

All are welcome and there is no charge for the Indigenous Insights on the Friday Nov 2 - otherwise, please register by logging into the link above for the Elders Gathering Weekend. 


For more than 50 years, Trent has incorporated traditional teachings and perspectives into its curricular and extra-curricular programming. In fact, Trent’s groundbreaking leadership in Indigenous Studies dates back to our beginnings, when we became the first university in Canada, and only the second in North America, to establish an academic department dedicated to the study of Indigenous peoples and Indigenous knowledges. It’s just one of the ways we think differently, and inspire our students to do the same. 

Our Leadership in Indigenous Studies: An Interactive Timeline

We invite you to explore our history of leadership, and join our extraordinary community of scholars to continue this legacy and make a difference in our world.