Explore the Lodge

Welcome to the Wampum Learning Lodge (WLL)

The Lodge is an intercultural teaching, learning, and gathering space at Western University, designed with Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogies at its heart. Join us for a virtual tour of the new Wampum Learning Lodge located at Western University’s Faculty of Education building. Follow along with Paula Cornelius-Hedgepeth, Community Relations and Space Coordinator at the Lodge, as she takes us through the space and shares the Indigenous worldviews that underlie its design. The Wampum Learning Lodge acts as:

  • a home for Indigenous initiatives;
  • a venue that advances Indigenous pedagogies and ways of knowing across disciplines;
  • a touchstone for Indigenous Peoples and communities who want to engage with Western through ongoing community partnership and knowledge-mobilization;
  • a place of connectivity for everyone at Western who shares a common interest in advancing Indigenization, decolonization, and Reconciliation, by fostering a sense of community around diversity.