The Indigenous Gathering Space, which opened its doors in 2010, is a rich, welcoming, multi-purpose environment for Indigenous students to connect while at the College.

Space
The Gathering Space includes various amenities such as a computer lab with a printer and wireless internet for laptop use. The facility also features a homework space, casual sitting area, and a kitchen with a microwave and refrigerator where students frequently organize potluck lunches and other events throughout the semester. The area is designed for rest and relaxation should students need or want to escape from the bustling College halls. In addition to the Gathering Space, the Langara Students’ Union (LSU) is home to the Dave Pearson Native Student Centre. This space promotes opportunities for students to connect with friends, old and new.

Culture
The space also features cultural pieces from Indigenous artists across Canada, including button blankets from Valerie Morgan, who is Kwakiutl and Gitksan.

Support
We are priviledged to have two Indigenous Liaison Counsellors available for students in the Gathering Space who respond to the needs of our students by encouraging their educational success and personal growth. Our counsellors offer free and confidential educational, career, and personal counselling. Counselling and academic advising is also available in Counselling Services.

Events
Indigenous activities and events happen throughout the year within the Gathering Space and across campus. Events include:

  • National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Smudging Ceremonies
  • Indigenous Honouring Ceremony
  • Cultural performances at Semester Kickoff
  • Orange Shirt Day
  • Sisters in Spirit Vigil

Visit the events calendar for a full list of College events.