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Indigenous Studies

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Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies

Indigenous Studies

Current Students

About First Peoples House of Learning

The First Peoples House of Learning is the home of Indigenous student services and Indigenous campus and community initiatives at Trent University. Our services are for all Trent University students, faculty and staff at both the Peterborough campus and Durham campus.

Located on the Traditional Territories of the Anishinaabe and Algonquin Peoples, First Peoples House of Learning is excited to welcome both new and returning students to Trent's Peterborough and Oshawa campuses. As you prepare for a successful and exciting academic year make FPHL a part of your success plan by taking the time to stop by and see us. Our offices are located on the third floor of First Peoples House of Learning, a building shared with Gzowski College within building called "Enweying", which means the way we speak together in Anishnaabemowin.

In the spirit of working and speaking together, First Peoples House of Learning works closely with local First Nation communities both through our Aboriginal Education Council and through local community services agencies. We also work with all Trent University student supports, administrative and academic departments to support you in your academic success.

As you navigate the First Peoples House of Learning website, you'll find that the core of FPHL is supporting student success through academic and personal services. Keep looking and you'll find that we are also creating a community that is knowledgeable, welcoming and supportive for all students, staff,and faculty at both Trent University campuses.