It is with great pleasure and pride that we welcome you to the traditional Territory of the Sto:lo Nation and to S’olh Shxwleli, “Our Place” or the UFV Aboriginal Resource Centre. Within these traditional lands exist 24 member bands. Our aboriginal students include those who self-identify as First Nations status & non-status, Metis or Inuit.
The purpose of our Aboriginal Resource Centre (ARC) is to provide easy-access resources and a friendly, home-away-from-home environment to help our students in reaching their maximum potentials. We work to provide cultural and academic support, to help bridge the gap between the University and aboriginal peoples, and to help facilitate the Indigenization of our Academy.
Recently we have moved our Chilliwack Centre to our new location at the Canada Education Park/Gathering Place in south Vedder Crossing. We are joined by nearly all of the faculties and departments that were once part of the previous Yale Road North campus.
Our Centre is located on the new UFV Chilliwack campus at 45190 Caen Avenue in the “400 Wing”, and on the Abbotsford campus in Room A219a, and in the student lounge in A221.
Our cultural events are open to all students, and include lunches, circle meetings, Elder visits and gatherings, workshops, welcoming ceremonies and several other activities on and off campus.
Please come in and see us when you can.