Cultural programming at Ongomiizwin Education focuses on creating a safe and welcoming environment for students and members of the university community to learn about First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities and cultures. Under the direction of the centre’s Elder-in-Residence
, the cultural program offers a variety of events and teachings throughout the year, as well as individual or group sessions tailored to meet the needs of students.
Students who are actively involved in the cultural program with the Elder-in-Residence have the opportunity to earn their eagle feather during the time they are studying to become health professionals. The eagle is a symbol of truth, power and freedom. For this reason, one must always speak the truth when holding the eagle feather. The eagle feather is honoured and treated with great care and respect at all times.