Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre
228 Paterson Hall
Monday to Friday | 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Designed in 2013 by renowned architect Douglas Cardinal, the Ojigkwanong Centre has become the heartbeat of the Indigenous community on campus. Ojigkwanong was the spirit name of Elder William Commanda and is an Algonquin word that means Morning Star. After the Centre for Indigenous Initiatives met with community members in Kitigan Zibi, Algonquin Elder Peter Decontie suggested Ojigkwanong become the name of Carleton’s new student centre.

The Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre is a place where First Nation, Métis, and Inuit students can study, socialize, and participate in academic and cultural programming. This space is a vital hub as it offers a safe place for Indigenous students to engage in cultural and community supports and programming.

Ojigkwanong is governed by a code of conduct entitled the Ojigkwanong Agreements. These agreements were created by First Nation, Metis and Inuit Students to create a welcoming and culturally safe space that fosters mutual respect among all who use the centre.

The Ojigkwanong Indigenous Student Centre is located at 228 Paterson Hall and can be accessed Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

We look forward to you being a part of our community here at Carleton. Please register with us to get access to Ojigkwanong and receive updates on our programming, job opportunities and other relevant information.

Indigenous Student Registration Form for Ojigkwanong

Indigenous Student Pin Access Registration