Tent Gathering

Winter Semester 2024:

Please join the Indigenous Student Resource Centre, Student Life, and First Light NL in the backyard of Juniper House to welcome back the Memorial Community to campus for the winter semester. This is also a great time to meet new friends, re-connect with each other and to share good food, song and great conversations! Mark your calendars for January 19th, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. Elders, Knowledge Keepers and many more friends will be on site for great conversations. 

This year we are also asking all participants to please register.

The Tent Gathering is an Indigenous way to bring together the Memorial University community and welcome new students during Welcome Week. The event creates a safe and welcoming space on the St. John’s campus for Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty, and staff to come together and celebrate the rich and diverse Indigenous cultures in the province of Newfoundland & Labrador, and across Canada.

The Tent Gathering is held at Juniper House (208 Elizabeth Avenue) on the St. John’s Campus at the beginning of the fall and winter semesters, and they are hosted in partnership with the First Light Friendship Centre and Student Life.

Everyone is welcome to drop by to meet and talk with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, share stories and food, and participate in activities such as drumming at throat singing.