Indigenous Education Services
Aboriginal Gathering Place
The Aboriginal Gathering Place (AGP) welcomes you!
Located at the edge of the Cranbrook Community Forest the AGP is on traditional Ktunaxa territory and is surrounded by medicinal plants native to the region.
The AGP has upper and lower levels. Each space offers unique opportunities for student, staff, faculty and community engagement. The AGP is considered a safe haven where students, staff, faculty, and community members feel welcome, respected and engaged. Respect is the underlying principle of the AGP and all scheduled activities must celebrate diversity, inclusiveness and Indigenous knowledge. The AGP is a living space, in that, over the next year, continual re-visioning will take place to ensure the highest quality values, services and purpose.
AGP Schedule of Events:
The upper level is now open for faculty, staff and community members to schedule classes and host meetings and events. Chairs should always be set up in a circle to promote an Indigenous style learning environment. A centrally located smartboard allows access to power point presentations and the Internet. The Indigenous Education Coordinator will assist in facilitating speakers and knowledge holders presence in classes.
The lower level is the new Indigenous student lounge. It holds a comfortable study space, open kitchen and workstations for completing assignments. The lower level is an open and welcoming space for all Indigenous students. The lower level kitchen and space can also be booked for special events through the Indigenous Education Coordinator!
Indigenous Students are also welcomed members of the COTR Student Association. Please contact Cori Andrichuk if you are interested in getting involved in activities or have any questions.