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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.


Be-Dah-Bin Gamik

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:

Aboriginal services poster
Cliffy having fun with kids and parents

Become a Member of the Indigenous Circle 

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!

Additional Resources


Indigenous Circle Resources


Educational Resources

You can use the following information as a guide to Indigenous history in Canada throughout the years:


Community Supports

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. 

  • Books • Richard Wagamese — Indian Horse • Isabelle Knockwood — Out of the Depths • Robert Kakakaway — Thou Shalt Not Be An Indian • Thomas King — The Inconvenient Indian • Melanie Florence — Stolen Words • Tanya Talaga — Seven Fallen Feathers • Michelle Good — Five Little Indians • Bev Sellars — They Called Me Number One • Ruby Slipperjack — Dear Canada: These Are My Words • Theodore Fontaine — Broken Circle: The Dark Legacy of Indian Residential Schools Films & Documentaries • Muffins for Granny • Unseen Tears • Nahanni — River of forgiveness • Jordan River Anderson — The Messenger • Michelle St. John — Colonization Road • The Nature of Things — Trapped in a Human Zoo • Stories from the Land • National Film Board: Indigenous Voices and Reconciliation • We Were Children • Indian Horse

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