CSI Land Acknowledgement
A land acknowledgement is a formal statement to recognize the unique and enduring relationship between Indigenous Peoples and their traditional territories. The Conestoga College community acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of the Anishnawbe (Ah-nish-nah-bay), Haudenosaunee (Ho-deh-no-show-nee), and Neutral peoples.
We encourage you to learn about the traditional lands you are located both on campus and in your personal life by using the Whose Land App below!
CSI and Reconciliation
CSI is committed to paving the way to reconciliation, not just within our college but also throughout the region. We stand in solidarity with the 1.67 million Indigenous peoples across Canada, comprising First Nations, Inuit, and Métis communities.
To facilitate an understanding of the complex and long-lasting relationship between settlers and the Indigenous Peoples of Canada, we have curated a comprehensive collection of resources. This webpage is a powerful tool for education and amplification, empowering our students to delve deeper into this vital knowledge.
If you are a student looking for additional resources or support, Be-Dah-Bin Gamik is here for you!
Visit Be-Dah-Bin Gamik’s social media channels for more information:
Are you an Indigenous student attending Conestoga College? Are you interested in making an impact on your Conestoga College community? Do you want to help shape CSI and Be-Dah-Bin Gamik’s current and future student programs and supports?
If you answered yes, fill out the application below to join the Indigenous Circle, a working group for Indigenous students at Conestoga College!
Indigenous Circle Resources
You can use the following information as a guide to Indigenous history in Canada throughout the years:
Are you an Indigenous student needing additional supports? Or a community member looking to get more involved? Check out this list of community resources to get involved with:
Indigenous Owned Businesses
Looking for a way to do more than just educate? Consider supporting an Indigenous Owned Business! Click the button below for the list that provides you with businesses both in Ontario and the rest of Canada — but don’t worry, most still have express shipping!
Funding Supports for Indigenous Students
Books, Films, and Documentaries
Click the button below to deepen your relationship and understanding of Indigenous peoples with this curated selection of content. From fiction to documentaries, you’ll be able to absorb different stories and histories from these communities.