Elayne Isaacs and Michelle NahdeeElayne Isaacs and Michelle Nahdee were part of an Indigenous outreach team from the University of Windsor at the Little NHL tournament last week.

Youth hockey tournament an opportunity for Indigenous outreach

More than 4,000 Indigenous youth hit the ice March 11 to 14 for the Little NHL, the largest hockey tournament for First Nations youth in Ontario — and representatives of the University of Windsor were there to greet them.

Beverly Jacobs and Elayne Isaacs from the Office of the Senior Advisor to the President on Indigenous Relations and Outreach, Indigenous legal studies co-ordinator Michelle Nahdee from the Faculty of Law, and Indigenous enrolment advisor Giselle Aiabens from the Office of Enrolment Management made the trip to the Markham Civic Centre to connect with individuals from various Indigenous communities with the assistance of Indigenous law student Lukas Vandusan and Shefali Sahni, a third-year student of law and politics.

They staffed a booth inviting participants to share their insights through surveys, exchanging feedback about the University’s relationship with the Indigenous community for Tim Hortons gift cards and Lancer swag.

The consultation will continue with Indigenous students invited to provide input into the development of the University’s first Indigenous Strategic Plan. The Turtle Island Aboriginal Education Centre in the CAW Student Centre will host a session from noon to 2:30 p.m. on Monday, March 25. Attending students will receive lunch and snacks; participants who complete a questionnaire will receive $20 e-gift cards.

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