Elders and Knowledge Keepers hold a significant role in First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures. In the community, they are considered to be respected leaders, advisors, teachers, and caregivers. They possess a wealth of knowledge, skills, life experience and wisdom that they are eager to share with the younger generations.
What do the Elders and Knowledge Keepers do?
Elders are available at the Aboriginal Resource Centre to provide personal consultation, conversation, guidance and mentorship to First Nations, Métis & Inuit students and the campus community. They engage with students using a variety of methods including one-on-one sessions, group meetings or classes, sharing or teaching circles, storytelling and ceremony.
The Aboriginal Resource Centre is able to provide connections for Elders and Knowledge Keepers to guest lecture, speak on a variety of topics, and provide openings, prayers, or drumming at events. Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
Looking to meet with an Elder or Knowledge Keeper from a particular background?
Let us know and we'll do our best to connect you with someone from the Guelph area.