volunteers staffing Turtle Island market tentThe Turtle Island pop-up will sell T-shirts, lawn signs, buttons, and cookbooks to support a fund for Indigenous students.

Market pop-ups to support Indigenous students

The Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre is offering items for sale to support a fund for Indigenous students at a series of pop-ups starting this weekend.

Available for purchase are buttons, T-shirts, and lawn signs bearing messages for Orange Shirt Day, and the Campus Community Cookbook filled with recipes submitted by faculty, students, and staff.

“We are excited to be launching the second edition of our campus community cookbook at the pop-ups,” says Kat Pasquach, Aboriginal outreach and retention co-ordinator. “It’s been a wonderful initiative, bringing the campus together in a fun way. Recipes from a variety of cultures is what makes the project unique.”

Volunteer vendors will be attending:

  • the Downtown Windsor Farmers’ Market on Pelissier Street north of Wyandotte Street from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays Sept. 16, 23, and 30;
  • the Ed Lumley Centre for Engineering Innovation from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 20;
  • the Toldo Lancer Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 27; and
  • the CAW Student Centre from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Thursdays, Sept. 21 and 28.

Adult T-shirts in sizes from small to triple extra large cost $25; youth sizes from extra small to extra large cost $20. First and second editions of the Campus Community Cookbook cost $30. Lawn signs — available in Ojibway, Oneida, and Lenape — cost $25; buttons are sold by donation.

Bulk orders can be placed with Pasquach by emailing katpasq@uwindsor.ca.