Land & Body

The Gathering Place, Castlegar Campus

Welcome Spaces & Learning Spaces

Indigenous learning spaces, facilities and dedicated ceremonial spaces help promote intergenerational transfer of knowledge, skills and stories.

Fostering Cross-Cultural Understanding

By offering a base for community dialogue and cross-cultural understanding, these spaces support our vision of a resilient, dynamic and equitable future.

Man drumming in the Gathering Place

The Gathering Place

The Gathering Place is a special place for students to connect with each other, and for the college community to celebrate and learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit cultures, traditions and ceremonies.

Indigenous classroom at the Castlegar Campus

Indigenous Classroom

Students from diverse cultural backgrounds are welcome in the Indigenous Classroom to join together in dialogue, knowledge and understanding. The circular configuration inspires interconnected learning.

Selkirk College Castlegar Campus Indigenous Arbour

Indigenous Arbour
Castlegar Campus

The Gathering Place Arbour near the Mir Centre on the Castlegar Campus is a ceremonial and gathering structure. Built in partnership with School District 20, it is available for Indigenous events and student events, and as a public space. 

An image of the Indigenous Gathering Space on the Tenth Street Campus against a blue sky

Indigenous Gathering Space
Tenth Street Campus

The Tenth Street Indigenous Gathering Space is a place for Indigenous Peoples to engage in ceremony and traditional practice and for students and community to learn, witness and partake in advancing truth and reconciliation.

castlegar student housing rendering

Spaces in New Student Housing
Castlegar Campus

Stay tuned for more information!

Land Acknowledgement

Selkirk College acknowledges our respect for and deep gratitude to the First Nations of the West Kootenay and Boundary regions: the Sinixt (Lakes), the Syilx (Okanagan), the Ktunaxa and the Secwépemc (Shuswap) Peoples on whose traditional territories we are honoured to operate.

Policy 1100: Territorial Acknowledgement