FIRST PEOPLES' GATHERING HOUSE MONTHLY UPDATE
Learn more about the new First Peoples' Gathering House project, latest updates and get the change to meet the team at our informational open house on September 15th from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the atrium of Saywell Hall on SFU's Burnaby campus! Light refreshments will be served. Please note that 2 p.m. to 3 p.m. is dedicated to Indigenous students only.
Conversations continue on the procurement plan where the construction management team identifies opportunities to engage Indigenous communities in the provision of materials, supplies and labour during construction. During the month of July, the Building Committee will continue to refine designs, explore building materials and interior finishes selection with considerations to source Indigenous and/or local materials where possible. Planning continues to demolish the Strand Hall Annex temporary structure in preparation for the new First People's Gathering House.
Three of four seats for the Indigenous students on the First Peoples' Gathering House Stakeholders' Committee is planning to meet in early September.