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Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg Indigenous Arbour

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The Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg, meaning “Where Indigenous Knowledge Is” was unveiled in September 2017.

This sacred space serves as a place to sit with ancestors, seek the wisdom of Elders, receive teachings, explore one’s place within Creation and share in peace, understanding and thoughtful contemplation.

It can be used by various individuals or groups for ceremonies and occasions in line with the purpose of the space.

To rent or use the space

If you wish to use the Arbour, please consult this page for policy of usage and associated rental fees. On that page, you will find the information under the Policies header: under "Nishnaabe-gkendaaswin Teg arbour" and under "Room and Space Rental Rates and Principles".


Small group at the arbour  Large group under the University of Sudbury arbour  Arbour in the winter  Activity and presentation at the arbour

Here's how to get to the Arbour:



Nminaadenmaanaanik maanda e-dakiimjik: N'Sawaakmok te maanda kinoomaagegamik; na'ii enji-zhin'kaadek maanpii N'sawaakmok, nsing zhi-maajiimak miiknan. Robinson-Huron Treaty ki maanda sa zhanda endzhi-kinoomaagziying, endzhi-nakiiying, miinwaa endnakiiying.  Atikameksheng Anishnawbek miinwaa Wahnapitae First Nation pane maanpii bi-dnakiijik. Gchi-piitendamook gonda University of Sudbury enaangoomaawaat Nishnaaben, gbeyiing gewii nanda bi-wiijnakiimaawaat. Metiinyik gewe nminaadenmaanaanik wi gewe gewiinwaa baadoowaat nminaadendaanaa.

Acknowledgement: Our institution is located in Sudbury, also known as N’Swakamok in Anishnabemowin, meaning “Where the three roads meet”. This land on which we learn, work and live is in the Robinson-Huron Treaty territory. We are located on the traditional lands of the Atikameksheng Anishnawbek and the Wahnapitae First Nations, and the University of Sudbury is proud of its relationship and long history with the Anishnaabeg. We would also like to recognize the presence and important contributions of Métis peoples in the community and on this land.

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