Ojigkwanong Raster 2500Ojigkwanong, Carleton’s Aboriginal centre, is open to the campus community to learn about and practice First Nations, Inuit and Metis cultures, traditions and worldview.

Ojigkwanong (meaning “Morning Star” in Algonquin) is a hub for student activities throughout the year – academic study sessions and workshops, social gatherings, cultural events, visiting Elders and much more.  Ojigkwanong  includes a kitchenette, lounge and study space, computer lab and printer, telephone booth, Elder’s room and a study room. It is staffed by the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education.

For many students this space is truly “a home away from home.”

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Students cutting cake at the Ojigkwanong opening ceremony in fall 2013

Click here to read about how Ojigkwanong got its name and what our logo means.

Location: 228 Paterson Hall

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

After-hours Access: Click here to register with CACE and to activate your Campus Card for swipe entry. If you want after-hours access, but do not want to register with CACE, contact us.

Watch this video that describes 20 years of Aboriginal initiatives at Carleton and see how far we’ve come!