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Everyone invited to community tipi built at Brandon University
Brandon University invites everyone to a community tipi build on the front lawn of campus, along 18th Street by Clark Hall. Five tipis are planned to be erected this this afternoon, beginning at 1 p.m., in a show of solidarity and resilience.
The tipis will be a dramatic visual statement of support and strength following the overnight fire that destroyed another tipi on campus early this morning. Brandon University has proudly been home to many tipis in the past without incident and we will continue to be. The fire, while hurtful, only reinforces the ongoing need to celebrate and honour Indigenous culture.
Even isolated incidents like these can cause emotional impacts that require care and attention. We remind everyone to practice self-care if required, and that there are supports available.
- Our counselling services are located on the first floor of the Mackenzie Building, room 105 or call 204-727-9737 to set up an appointment. More information is available online: https://www.brandonu.ca/student-services/personal-counselling/
Faculty & Staff:
- Please take advantage of the many resources available to you through LifeWorks. Information is posted on the HR website: https://www.brandonu.ca/hr/benefits/employee-assistance-program/
- We are working towards bringing crisis supports to campus as soon as possible that will be open to all.
The Brandon Police Service continue to investigate the tipi fire. Any with information is encouraged to contact police at 204-729-2345 or to contact Crime Stoppers at 204-727-(TIPS) 8477, brandoncrimestoppers.com or by texting BCSTIP and your message to CRIMES (274637). Crime Stoppers pays up to $2,000 cash for information that leads to the solution of a crime.
Brandon University is committed to being an accessible institution. To ensure that any event is available to all who are interested in attending, please advise us in advance of any accessibility considerations. Accessibility contact: firstname.lastname@example.org