The Indigenous Gathering Place along with the Wampum Belt Wall are results of meaningful community engagement with the Aboriginal community and a part of an over-arching strategy to formalize partnerships in a Two Row approach. Mohawk College believes the IGP is essential to strengthening relationships with the local Aboriginal Community.
This landmark is comprised of four elements: an open-air pavilion, a fire circle, a water garden and a traditional garden. The IGP is inspired by the Aboriginal concepts of inclusiveness, the sun and moon calendars, the Medicine Wheel, and the creation story. This site will afford views from surrounding buildings and seating will accommodate 60+ people. The Hoop Dance will serve as a venue for traditional ceremonies, a tool for teaching, a place to meditate or quietly study.
The Indigenous Gathering Place is located in the terraced courtyard between H-Wing and A-Wing.