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, the Knowledge Keepers Program and much more. The Ojigkwanong Centre includes a kitchenette, lounge and study space, computer lab, telephone booth, Knowledge Keepers 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 Indigenous Initiatives.

Location: 228 Paterson Hall

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

After-hours access: Register with the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives to receive after-hours access to the Ojigkwanong Centre. 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. Note: Paterson Hall opens at 7:00 a.m. and closes at 11:00 p.m.

Click here to learn how to set your Campus Card PIN # (which is done through the Campus Card Web Card Centre). If you would like after-hours access, but do not want to register with the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives, contact us.

Take a virtual tour and hear from the Indigenous community at Carleton.