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Elders Circle

We are here to practice and weave together traditional and western practices with the guidance of 10 members of the Elders Circle who are from Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nation, Lekwungen (Songhees) Nation, Scia’new (Beecher Bay) Nation, T’Sou-ke (Sooke) Nation, Tsawout Nation, and the Metis Nation.

Members of the RRU Elders Circle are here to support faculty, staff, and students throughout the year by:

  • Attending/visiting classes.
  • Hosting and facilitating different workshops.
  • Speaking about a variety of Indigenous and Metis topics, including the history of Indigneous and Metis people, such as residential school and racism.
  • One-on-one visits with students (by appointment).

If you would like to book an appointment with an member of the RRU Elders Circle, or if you’d like to invite an Elder into your classroom, please feel free to contact Asma-na-hi Antoine, Manager of Indigenous Education and Student Services to make arrangments.

Throughout the year we will host different cultural and academic activities that will include faculty, staff, students, alumni, and community members. These activities will bring together not just RRU members but all Nations (First Nation, Status, Non-Status, and Metis Nations).

Stay tuned for any upcoming events, such as Elders Tea and Workshops hosted by our Elders.