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Concordia’s Aboriginal Student Resource Centre gets a meaningful new name – Concordia U News

by ahnationtalk on January 26, 202115 Views

Otsenhákta: a place that provides warmth and safety, where council is given and ideas are shared between equals

In the Kanien’kéha (Mohawk) language, the word otsenhákta means near the fire, a place that provides warmth and safety, where council is given and ideas are shared between equals.

The Otsenhákta Student Centre is the new name for the Aboriginal Student Resource Centre (ASRC). It was chosen by Concordia’s Indigenous Directions Leadership Council (IDLC) after a renaming contest among First Nations, Inuit and Métis students.

Valerie Karonhiatakwen Gabriel, a Kanien’kehá:ka of Kanehsatake, who is currently completing her bachelor’s degree in human environment, came up with the idea for the name change.

Read More: https://www.concordia.ca/news/stories/2021/01/25/concordias-aboriginal-student-resource-centre-gets-a-meaningful-new-name.html

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