We are here to practice and weave together traditional and western practices with the guidance of nine members of the Heron People who are from Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) Nation, Lkwungen (Songhees) Nation, Scia’new (Beecher Bay) Nation, T’Sou-ke (Sooke) Nation, Tsawout Nation, and Kwakwaka'wakw Nation.
Members of the RRU Heron People 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 Heron People, or if you’d like to invite a member 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.
Stay tuned for any upcoming events, such as Elders Tea and Workshops hosted by the Heron People.