January 2020 Events 

Special Events 


Indigenous Student Orientation

Monday, January 6, 2020, 11am - 12 pm | Indigenous Education & Student Services Boardroom (A112)

Indigenous Student Orientation is a chance for students to get to see our space, become familiar with our services, and learn about the self-ID process and more. Feel free to drop-in on Monday January 6th from 11:00am to 12:00pm in the IESS Boardroom (A112). Need more information? Contact crystal.michels [at]


Learn to Speak Ojibwe

Thursday January 9, 16 & 23, 2020, begins at 5 - 6pm | Indigenous Education & Student Services (A114)

Indigenous Education and Student Services is offering an opportunity for all Mohawk College Faculty, Staff and Students to learn the basics of the Ojibwe language with speaker Kelly Jonathan in a six week series. Join us for session two and three on Thursday January 9th, 16th and 23rd from 5:00pm to 6:00pm in IESS (A114). Questions? Contact amanda.aitchison2 [at]


Full Moon Ceremony

Thursday January 9, 2020, begins at 6pm | Indigenous Education & Student Services (A114)

Join IESS as we welcome Jackie Labonte from De dwa Da Dehs Nye’s Aboriginal Health Centre to lead us in the teachings of a Full Moon Ceremony on Monday November 11th at 6:00pm. Interested? Contact amanda.aitchison2 [at]


Winter Welcome Social

Friday January 31, 2020, 5 - 8pm | DBARC Gym 3

Join Indigenous Education & Student Services (IESS) as we celebrate the beginning of the semester with a Social with dinner, social songs, and dancing in partnership with the Hamilton Regional Indian Centre on  Friday January 31st from 5:00pm – 8:30pm in DBARC Gym 3.  Everyone welcome! Questions? Email: amanda.aitchison2 [at]


Ongoing programming: 


Drop-in Cultural Crafting

Beginning on January 21st, every Tuesday throughout the Winter Semester (excluding Winter Break) join our Indigenous Awareness Programmer, Amanda Aitchison for a drop-in crafting time for students from 1:30pm – 3:30pm. Weekly drop-in programming to spend as much or a little time learning to make your own pair of moccasins. For more information, contact amanda.aitchison2 [at]

Please connect with our team for more information on programming at amanda.aitchison2 [at]