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Visiting Elders & Knowledge Keepers

Traditional Knowledge and Teachings

Visiting Elders and Knowledge Keepers are available at all Brandon campuses for traditional knowledge and teachings. They represent Dakota, Lakota, Ojibway, St'at'imc and Métis Nations, and provide guidance, teachings, historical information, traditional knowledge and support to all students. Although our Elders are not always present on campus, they will meet with students anytime there is a request to do so. Meeting with an Elder may be as informal as a casual visit or can include cultural or spiritual teachings and guidance at your request.

Elders and Knowledge Keepers attend the college on rotation and are at the Brandon Cultural Resource Centres every second Wednesday from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Elders and Knowledge Keepers are also available outside of these hours upon request.

Visiting Elders and Knowledge Keepers:

  • Shirley Norquay - Anishinaabe
  • Eugene Ross - Dakota
  • Verna Demontigny - Métis
  • Harvey Pelletier - Métis
  • Gerry Oleman - St'at'imc
  • Marina Tacan - Dakota