A New Name, A New Purpose

With traditional drumming, singing, dancing, and food, Camosun unveiled its new name and purpose for Aboriginal education: Eyēʔ Sqȃ'lewen – Centre for Indigenous Education and Community Connections.

More than 200 guests of all ages - including children from Camosun's daycare centre and respected First Nations elders from local community - witnessed the beautiful ceremony held September 26 in Na'tsa'maht, Camosun's Aboriginal Gathering Place at Lansdowne campus.

"Eyēʔ Sqȃ'lewen - pronounced Eye. Sh-KWAW-leh-win - is a term offered to the college by Lkwungen Elder Elmer George," explains Indigenous Education Co-Leader Janice Simcoe. "It references 'good heart, good mind, good feelings' – the experiences we want students to have during their journey here." Read more.