The Gathering Place on the Castlegar campus is devoted to providing a culturally relevant and welcoming environment to students and community members.
Gathering Place Opening Celebration
On May 24, 2012, Selkirk College celebrated the official opening of the Gathering Place with over 100 invited guests in attendance including members of the Ktunaxa Nation Council, Okanagan Nation Alliance, Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation, the Métis Nation of BC and the Sinixt Nation Society.
Various speakers representing Indigenous governments spoke of the critical need to make post-secondary education more accessible, welcoming, and respectful for Indigenous learners and their cultures. Here is a video with some of the highlights of the event.
Access to cultural resources
With weekly programming, guest speakers, classes, and a wonderful Elders program, 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.
Book time at the Gathering Place.