Ojigkwanong Raster 2500The Ojigkwanong Centre is open to the campus community to learn about and practice First Nations, Inuit and Métis cultures, traditions and worldviews.

The Ojigkwanong Centre (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. The Ojigkwanong Centre includes a kitchenette, lounge and study space, computer lab, telephone booth, Elder’s room and a study room. Click here to read about how the Ojigkwanong Centre got its name and what our logo means.

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

The Ojigkwanong Centre is staffed by the Centre for Aboriginal Culture and Education.

Location: 228 Paterson Hall

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

After-hours access: Paterson Hall opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m. Students accessing the Ojigkwanong Centre after-hours (before 8:30 a.m. and after 4:30 p.m.) are required to swipe their Campus Card and enter a 4-digit PIN number in order to gain access to the centre. Click here to learn more about this security feature, including how to set your PIN # (which is done through the Campus Card Web Card Centre). Register with CACE to activate your Campus Card for after-hours swipe card entry to Ojigkwanong. If you would like after-hours access, but do not want to register with CACE, contact us.

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