Nestled on a quiet spot in the trees just off Principal’s Road is U of T Mississauga’s new Tipi and teaching lodge.
The structures were raised as part of the UTM Indigenous Centre’s student orientation event. Students, staff, faculty and librarians of the UTM community erected the structures on Wednesday, Sept. 13. The UTM Office of Indigenous Initiatives works to mobilize reconciliation on campus, this is one of the many ways they’re doing so by creating spaces that are reflective of Indigenous community.
The Tipi, which is expected to remain on site for two years, will be used for ceremonies, programming, events and classes, while the larger lodge will be used as a teaching space.