Past Events

Year End Gathering Celebration 2016

Year End Gathering Celebration showcasing Indigenous talents over 3 days of celebration! On Day 1 the First Nations Centre(FNC) showcased Indigenous musicians Lacey Hill and Logan Staats in the Forwell Hallway for the Nooner Performances.

On Day 2 the FNC hosted a lacrosse workshop with students, staff and youth. Also a live podcast recording and comedy night with Ryan McMahon took place on this day.

On Day 3 the FNC hosted its 19th Annual Year End Gathering Pow Wow. The event wrapped up the 3 Daylong celebration with free food, singing and dancing. View photos and video.


Skills Work! Summer Canada

July 27 to 31, 2015, Fanshawe College.

This Indigenous-focused camp is for boys and girls going into grades 7 and 8.

  • Take part in hands-on counsellor and industry-led workshops.
  • Explore careers in skilled trades and technologies.
  • Interactive games, industry tours and entrepreneurship programs.

Visit for more details and to register.


Year-End Gathering, Celebrating Student Success, Thursday, March 25, 2016. Everyone welcome! Free admission.First Nations Centre's annual Year End Social Gathering

Thursday, March 26, 2015

This year we had an exciting line-up, including traditional teachings by Richard Assinewai (Ojibway Elder) and Ken Maracle (Cayuga Longhouse Faith keeper), and a Social (pow wow and longhouse style dancing) to follow in J-gym. 


Dirt! The Movie

Wednesday, November 26, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m., Room T1003.

The First Nations Centre and Sustainability at Fanshawe co-hosted a community screening of Dirt! The Movie on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, in Room T1003, London Campus.

Rock your Mocs in Forwell Hall

Monday, November 10, 2014, 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

"Rock your Mocs" is a day when Indigenous people are encouraged to wear their moccasins to display their pride and create positive conversation about the beauty of Indigenous culture.

Fanshawe's First Nations Centre invited all staff and students to learn about the different categories of Pow Wow and Haudenosaunee dance styles through a special "Rock your Mocs" dance demonstration!

Fanshawe student Frazer Phillips (right)  explained different dance styles and the meanings behind them.




First Nations Centre Year End Gathering, 2014First Nations Centre Year End Gathering, 2014

A celebration of student success.

Featuring award presentations, pow wow and longhouse dancing, traditional teachings, and a free lunch.

March 20, 2014, J Gym, London Campus

More info about the 2014 Year End Gathering.


Indigenous Music, Arts and Culture CelebrationIndigenous Music, Arts and Culture Celebration

Featuring Nimikii-nini and David R. Maracle.

Presented by Fanshawe College's First Nations Centre and First Nations Studies Program Major

February 12, 2014, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Forwell Hall, London Campus

More info about the Indigenous Music, Arts and Culture Celebration.


Cynthia Wesley at the Community consultation for Aboriginal student successCommunity Consultation for Aboriginal Student Success

Hosted by the Fanshawe College Aboriginal Education Council and the First Nation Centre
October 25, 2013.
View photos from the event.


[Photo of Elizabeth Wemigwans at 2012 Gathering]Celebrate Success Indigenous Fashion!

First Nations Centre Year End Social Gathering, 2013
Wednesday, March 20, 2013
9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
Fanshawe College J Gym


[Painting of bear, by Moses Lunham] Full Moon Winter Solstice Celebration

10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., January 25, 2013
Room D1060, London Campus
[Art at right by Moses Lunham]


New Music Night at the Fanshawe Student Union:
USS wsg A Tribe Called Red

Friday, January 25, 2013 at 9:30 PM, Forwell Hall (London Campus)
USS, Ubiquitous Synergy Seeker headline a huge show in Forwell Hall.
A Tribe Called Red was part of the show. They are an all First Nations DJ crew from Ottawa that remixes traditional Pow Wow music with contemporary club sounds.