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 (bi-weekly) from 11am - 1pm with Elder Marie in the Elders Room (AQ 2002). Breakfast snacks are provided!

Coffee Chats with Elder Jackie

Drop-ins are available for Indigenous students, Tuesdays (bi-weekly) from 11am - 1pm with Elder Jackie in AQ 3144. Stop by for a visit and some pastries!

Tea & Art with Auntie Patti

Join Auntie Patti once a month on Wednesdays from 1pm - 3pm for a smudging break followed by a drop-in.

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!

Drop-in Drumming with Russell Wallace

Join Russell once a month on Fridays from 2pm-4pm in AQ 3144 for an opportunity to drum or have a casual conversation. Food and drums will be provided, and we hope to see you there.

Meet the Elders and Knowledge Keepers

Get to know more about the Elders and Knowledge Keepers 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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