Indigenous Gathering Space

Entrance to IGS. Photo by Charles Do
Gathering space interior. Photo by Charles Do
Gathering space decor. Photo by Charles Do

Location: Education (EDB)
Phone: 778-782-9358
Website: http://www.sfu.ca/education/centres-offices/indigenous-education.html

The Faculty of Education is committed to collaborative work with diverse Indigenous communities and organizations as well as with individual students and educators in a range of rural and urban locations. This focus is inclusive of Aboriginal peoples in Canada (First Nations, Metis, Inuit) as well as Indigenous peoples from other countries.

The Office of Indigenous Education is located within the Faculty of Education and has played a leading role in the establishment of the Indigenous Gathering space. The spacious, light-filled room features comfortable seating, a small kitchen, and natural hardwood flooring while teachings, and historic photos from the Bill Reid Centre's image collection adorn the walls. The space creates an environment of belonging and one in which to advance indigenous education within the faculty and within the communities it serves.