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Elders Program

The ISC recognizes the value and importance of Elders and Knowledge Keepers within communities. ISC Elders are from diverse backgrounds, hold distinct traditional knowledge, and are available to provide students guidance and support.

Students can stay connected with the ISC Elders through weekly Elder Program Drop-ins. ISC Elders also connect with the SFU community by supporting university events and initiatives.

Tea Talks with Elder Marie

Drop-ins are available for Indigenous students, staff and faculty, Mondays from 11am - 1pm with Elder Marie in the Elders Room (AQ 2002). Breakfast snacks are provided!

Tea & Art with Auntie Patti

From 1pm-1:30pm of Wednesdays, Auntie Pattie will lead students in a smudging break.


Drop-ins are available for Indigenous students Wednesdays from 1:30pm - 3pm with Auntie Patti in AQ 2002. Working on a artistic project? Bring it with you and maybe she can help!

Coffee Chats with Elder Jackie

Drop-ins are available for Indigenous students, Thursdays from 1:30pm - 2:30pm with Elder Jackie in AQ 3144. Stop by for a visit!

Meet the Elders 

Get to know more about the Elders who support the Indigenous Student Centre through the Elders Program.

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Elder Requests and the SFU Community

The ISC coordinates requests for Elder support for students, staff, and faculty from across the SFU community. Learn more about how you can invite an Elder to open and support your event.

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