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November 16, 2021
New micro-credential connects learning to Indigenous values, identity and spirit

A new micro-credential at Conestoga invites learners to draw connections between teaching practices and Indigenous knowledge....


October 1, 2021
Conestoga community marks first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

Several virtual events and initiatives held across the Conestoga community marked Canada’s first National Day for Truth and Reconciliation....


June 16, 2021
Indigenous teaching garden takes root

Conestoga’s Indigenous Studies program and Aboriginal Services (Be-Dah-Bin Gamik) have collaborated to develop the Indigenous Studies Teaching Garden at the...


April 24, 2021
Condors coach highlights Indigenous athlete support at national conference

On April 23, Conestoga Condors women's basketball head coach Dee Channer co-facilitated a workshop focused on supporting Indigenous student-athletes at...


April 11, 2021
Be-Dah-Bin Gamik hosts inaugural Language Revitalization Conference

From March 29 to 31, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services (Be-Dah-Bin Gamik) welcomed the community to the virtual Language Revitalization Conference as...


March 19, 2021
Be-Dah-Bin Gamik offers free Indigenous language nights

Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services (Be-Dah-Bin Gamik) is providing free online language nights during March as part of an Indigenous language revitalization...


March 5, 2021
Be-Dah-Bin Gamik hosts virtual pow wow

On February 27, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services (Be-Dah-Bin Gamik) welcomed viewers from around the world to the college’s Annual Traditional Pow...


October 7, 2020
Truth and Reconciliation event highlights legacy of residential schools

On September 30, the Conestoga community gathered for the college’s fourth annual Truth and Reconciliation event. The session welcomed participants...


April 8, 2020
Conestoga celebrates International Women's Day

The Conestoga community celebrated International Women's Day (IWD) on March 9 with activities across campuses that included a panel discussion,...


February 12, 2020
Conestoga student, faculty share traditional knowledge with Mexico's Indigenous communities

Three members of the Conestoga community travelled to Mexico in December to participate in a short study tour. The visit...


February 9, 2020
Conestoga's Annual Traditional Pow Wow celebrates milestone

Conestoga's Aboriginal Services (Be-Dah-Bin Gamik) welcomed more than 2,000 guests to the college's Annual Traditional Pow Wow on February 8....


January 27, 2020
Basketball team builds cultural connections

During a home game against Humber College on January 18, the Conestoga Condors women’s basketball team experienced what head coach...


July 9, 2019
Be-Dah-Bin Gamik set for growth with new space

Conestoga’s Be-Dah-Bin Gamik has moved to a new space at the Doon campus to enhance services offered to the college...


February 11, 2019
Pow Wow 101 workshops explore Indigenous culture

In preparation for Conestoga’s ninth annual traditional Pow Wow on Saturday, February 23, the college’s Aboriginal Services team will host...


October 18, 2018
Conestoga community celebrates cultural diversity

The Conestoga community kicked off Celebrating Cultural Diversity Week on October 15 with opening ceremonies at the Doon campus. The...


August 3, 2018
Aboriginal Services team receives Canada 150 award

Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services team has been honoured with a Kitchener South-Hespeler Canada 150 Award of Excellence. The award was presented...


December 6, 2017
Youth & Elders Gathering connects Aboriginal youth to culture

Conestoga’s Aboriginal Student Services team hosted the fourth annual Youth and Elders Gathering on November 25 at the Doon campus....


June 23, 2017
Conestoga celebrates National Aboriginal Day

On June 21, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services team hosted a celebration at the Doon campus in recognition of National Aboriginal Day....


February 27, 2017
Aboriginal culture celebrated at annual Pow Wow

On February 18, Conestoga’s Aboriginal Services welcomed more than 1,500 guests to the Recreation Centre at the Doon campus for...


March 13, 2014
Annual pow wow celebrates aboriginal culture

Drums could be heard far beyond the Recreation Centre at Conestoga’s Doon campus as the fourth annual traditional pow wow...


December 5, 2013
New Aboriginal Studies program promotes student success

Beginning in January, 2014, Conestoga will provide a new, specialized training program tailored to support Aboriginal students in the achievement...


September 9, 2013
Aboriginal Services raises tipi

Conestoga Aboriginal Services welcomed students back to class with a traditional tipi raising and ceremonial smudging ceremony on September 6....


March 4, 2013
Conestoga hosts 3rd annual pow wow

On Saturday, February 23, Conestoga hosted the 3rd annual Pow Wow. Hundreds of people came together for an afternoon of...


March 8, 2012
Annual Powwow keeps First Nation spirit alive

What started as an initiative by Aboriginal Services to keep First Nation traditions alive on campus is growing in popularity...


March 2, 2011
Powwow Helps Aboriginal Youth Define Identity

Fighting for identity in mainstream Canada is an ongoing battle for aboriginals. “It’s hard for our young people today because...


February 18, 2011
Join us for Conestoga's First Annual Traditional Pow Wow

Conestoga's Aboriginal Services is hosting its first annual traditional Pow Wow ceremony on Saturday, February 26. Come out and celebrate...


June 25, 2010
New Centre Advances Opportunities for Aboriginal Students

Conestoga College has just launched a new initiative that will benefit and support all Aboriginal students at Conestoga. Be-Dah-Bin Gamik...