I came to Georgian to understand and experience the culture I did not know I was part of until just a few short years ago. I am Métis and I am passionate about learning about Indigenous culture. My Georgian experience has changed how I think of life.
Learning the seven grandfather teachings – love, humility, truth, honesty, wisdom, bravery and respect – has made me realize that these are the values of my life. My belief in these make me who I am and make me strive to do better every day. My involvement in all the things I do as a student has made me stronger and a better person.
Through my program I have been able to get involved in many wonderful things. I teach a weekly craft night and helped facilitate our annual Pow Wow. I also work as a Niwijiagan (peer mentor) in Georgian’s Indigenous Resource Centre. I was very involved in planning activities to commemorate Louis Riel day, including having the Métis flag raised on campus. I have also helped at Open House and Orientation.
Georgian College is a fantastic facility to obtain an education. The people are friendly and go out of their way to help you make your education everything it should be. There are many places a student can go for help . . . all you have to do is ask.
Georgian’s Indigenous-focused programs incorporate a blend of contemporary and traditional teaching methods, with Indigenous cultural values and perspectives embedded into the curriculum. We also offer Indigenous Resource Centres where students can access an array of services to enrich their learning experiences