FIRST PEOPLES HOUSE—A
SPECIAL CAMPUS SPACE to support Aboriginal students
and their fundamental beliefs and values—has
reached the design stage, with consultation meetings
set for November.
The design reflects traditional
Coast and Straits Salish cedar longhouses and
is based on advice offered to a university task
force by Aboriginal leaders, faculty, staff and
students. The 1,130 square-metre house would
be located near the University Centre, between
the Clearihue and Cornett buildings. The university
is seeking private funding for the estimated
cost of construction, $5.5 million, and an art
budget of approximately $1 million.
Consultation sessions will
be held at the Student Union Building (Michelle
Pujol Room) on Nov. 8 from 2 pm to 4 pm, and
Nov. 18 from 4 pm to 7 pm.
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