Saint Mary's University hosted an opening smudge, followed by singing, chanting and drumming led by Eastern Eagle, to welcome and honour its indigenous students. The event was open to all to celebrate.
Opening remarks were delivered by Grand Council of Mi’kmaq, Sɨkɨpne’katik (Shubenacadie) District and Dr. Robert Summerby-Murray, President of Saint Mary’s University.
The event was hosted on campus in front of the Atrium and Burke buildings.
The event was organized by SMUSA Indigenous Student Society and Indigenous Education, Studio for Teaching and Learning.