We would like to acknowledge the history of the traditional territory in which Indigenous Services Western University operates. We would also like to respect the longstanding relationships of the three local First Nations groups of this land and place in Southwestern Ontario.
The Attawandaran (Neutral) peoples once settled this region alongside the Algonquin and Haudenosaunee peoples, and used this land as their traditional beaver hunting grounds.
The three other longstanding Indigenous groups of this geographic region are:
The three First Nations communities closest in proximity to Western University are:
Indigenous Students at Western
Western’s Indigenous Services supports a diverse and growing Indigenous student population who come local First Nations communities as well as many others from across Turtle Island. The Aboriginal student population at Western comprises of First Nations, Metis and Inuit students and is estimated to be a total of 450 Aboriginal students.