The Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education (CACE) has three Aboriginal Cultural Liaison Officers working collaboratively with Aboriginal (First Nations, Inuit and Métis) communities and other departments on campus such as the Undergraduate Recruitment Office, the Centre for Initiatives in Education, Mawandoseg Centre (CUSA Service Centre) and Indigenous student groups to increase the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students, faculty and staff.

CACE supports Aboriginal students, faculty and staff through a variety of programs and services, including the annual Aboriginal welcome and the visiting Elders program. CACE hosts a number of Indigenous social and cultural activities in Ojigkwanong (228 Paterson Hall). Public lectures, pow wows and other cultural events provide a learning and sharing environment for Indigenous students and promote knowledge and understanding of First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditions, history, worldviews and contemporary issues.

CACE, housed within Equity Services, aims to:

  • Increase the recruitment and retention of Indigenous students, faculty and professional services staff;
  • Support academic achievement by Indigenous members of the Carleton community;
  • Provide space on campus where Indigenous students’ cultures, traditions and worldviews are represented and respected; and
  • Work collaboratively with Indigenous communities and departments and groups on campus to provide exceptional programs and support services for Indigenous students, faculty and professional services staff.

Meet the CACE team: Benny Michaud, Irvin Hill and Naomi Sarazin.

From left to right: Benny Michaud, Irvin Hill, Naomi Sarazin