This center acts as a gathering place for Indigenous students and facilitates Indigenous community engagements. By showcasing Indigenous ways of knowing and pedagogies, it acts as a hub for Western University individuals who share an interest in Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation, fostering a sense of community across diverse groups on campus.
Integrates Indigenous culture by drawing inspiration from symbols like the turtle, Métis Sash, and Lacrosse, while creating a safe and welcoming environment for Indigenous students through materiality and contemporary expressions. The design incorporates safe spaces for Elder-youth interactions, emphasizes natural materials and light, facilitates traditional ceremonies, incorporates language into signage, and features a Language Media Lab. This approach showcases Indigenous culture and encourages students to embrace a promising future.