Indigenous CMU students welcome teepee on campus – Winnipeg Free Press

Indigenous CMU students welcome teepee on campus – Winnipeg Free Press

by ahnationtalk on September 20, 202221 Views

Sep. 20, 2022

There’s something new on the campus of Canadian Mennonite University — a teepee.

The traditional Indigenous dwelling, which was put up in mid-September on the school’s north campus behind Marpeck Commons, was initiated by the university’s Indigenous Student Group as a way to honour the land and acknowledge the presence of Indigenous students at the school.

“It’s great to have,” said Katie Anderson, 21, a member of the Indigenous Student Group. “It’s a place to meet, a place to have ceremonies. It shows CMU is open to creating relationships with Indigenous people.”

And she said it’s not just decorative.

“It’s a place to host elders or have sacred fires.”

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