The Indigenous Student Centre hosts a range of events throughout the year, including:
Indigenous Student Centre Open House and Orientation
Held every fall, this special open house gives Indigenous students the chance to visit the ISC, meet our Indigenous Student Advisor, connect with other students and find out all that MSVU has to offer.
Treaty Day Celebration & Mi’kmaw History Month
Treaty Day is held annually on October 1 and marks the beginning of Mi’kmaw History Month in Nova Scotia. The ISC hosts special events on campus to mark the occasion.
Mi’Kmaw Mid-Winter Feast
The Mi’kmaw Mid-Winter Feast at MSVU is a celebration of the ancient Mi’kmaw Feast that was traditionally celebrated shortly after the first new moon of Punamuiku’s (January). Mid-winter was the end of the year and the start of the new ceremonial year for the ancient Mi’kmaq. The purpose of the Mid-Winter Feast was the presentation of thanksgiving to all the spiritual forces, especially to the Great spirit, for the blessings of life, health, and sustenance and the privileges of social life.” (source: Potlotek First Nation)
Mini Mount Camps
These camps allow Aboriginal youth (aged 14-17) from First Nation communities across Atlantic Canada the opportunity to get a sense of what university life is really like.
Workshops cover a range of topics, including: drum building, talking stick making, languages, medicinal plants, journaling, and more.