Aboriginal Gathering Place

A place to gather, reflect, practice, teach, and celebrate Aboriginal culture.

The Aboriginal Gathering Place hosts students, contemporary artists, and informs curriculum and community.

Emily Carr University is committed to providing the necessary support to Aboriginal students to ensure their academic success. We have had a steady increase in our diverse Aboriginal Student population as well as an increase in our Aboriginal programs. The Aboriginal Gathering Place provides culturally appropriate support that encompasses both traditional and contemporary artistic and cultural expressions of Aboriginal peoples and is a valuable resource for students to access traditional materials/supplies and providing information regarding Aboriginal funding and scholarships.

Emily Carr University’s Aboriginal Gathering Place is a centre that reflects the cultural characteristics of our Aboriginal students, community and traditions. The Gathering Place allows our Aboriginal students to develop and strengthen their identities in a supportive, safe environment. The design of the space is relevant to and congruent with Aboriginal philosophies and values. Join us at the Aboriginal Gathering Place for artist talks, Indigenous talking circles and special events.

We welcome you to visit our Aboriginal Gathering Place microsite.



Moose-Hair Tufting with Chloe Bluebird Mustooch: Urban Access Project, Emily Carr University of Art + Design