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UOIT hosts Big Drum Social


Faculty, staff and students at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology (UOIT) were joined by hundreds community members during the Big Drum Social: Sharing Our Stories event held at the university’s downtown campus location on February 9.

“We are thrilled with the interest and turnout for this event,” said Laura Thibeault, Aboriginal Counsellor. “The Big Drum Social is a wonderful way to bring together the community to share stories, celebrate Aboriginal culture and enjoy one of many UOIT 10th-anniversary activities.”

Hosted by the university’s Aboriginal Resource Centre and the Durham Region’s Aboriginal Advisory Circle, attendees enjoyed traditional drumming, singing, dancing and storytelling, as well as craft activities for children and youth. Participants also had the opportunity to sample traditional foods, visit a variety of craft vendors and gather information about community and agency support for Aboriginal people in Durham Region.

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