Student Services Senior Director Tom Brophy; Indigenous Students Society Treasurer, Jody Paul, and Co-President, Elora Gehue; Society member Salina Kemp and Elder Billy Lewis.

Celebrating Indigenous Culture

By Maroon & White | spring 2017

Fry bread tacos were a big hit at the inaugural Mawio'mi Indigenous Gathering, a new addition to Saint Mary’s University’s Winter Welcome. The first in a series of events to celebrate Indigenous culture, it was organized by the Saint Mary’s Indigenous Students Society Co-Presidents Elora Gehue and Boyce Campbell, and Student Services Senior Director Tom Brophy. Festivities included greetings from notable Indigenous speakers, a smudging ceremony and tobacco offering, drumming, fancy shawl dancing, jingle dress dancing, basket weaving, and traditional Mawio’mi foods. The event concluded with an elder prayer and the Mi’kmaw Honour Song.

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