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It’s important to recognize it’s a culturally-safe space, an open space for people to come. It’s building a sense of belonging here. Indigenous students walk in two or more worlds. They can feel comfortable with who they are in this space and not explain who they are.

Vernie Clement

Cplul’kw’ten is a friendly and inviting Indigenous centre that provides information on all aspects of university life and doubles as space to socialize, study or just take a break from your day. It is truly a home away from home.


Soup Circle

11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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Wellness Circle

11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

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Recovery Group

Every other Thursday
11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

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On-site Resources

Healthy Snack Program

Cplul'kw'ten offers a healthy snack program (coffee, tea, fruit, yogurt, granola bars, etc.) for students weekly during Fall and Winter semesters. Cplul’kw’ten has a fridge, microwave, toaster, hot water kettle, and a coffee maker ready for student use during office hours.

In addition, other resources include:

  • On-site computers
  • Kitchen and lounge area
  • Assistance in locating basic facilities such as housing, daycare, transportation etc.
  • Assistance with writing papers, assignments and readings
  • Various free seminars such as life online, money matters and many more!
  • Assistance applying for bursaries and scholarships
  • Assistance with First Nations/Innuit/Métis funding applications
  • Academic support options such as tutoring
  • Library outreach program
  • Elder in the House Program
  • Indigenous Mentor Program

The Gathering Place: Williams Lake

The Dakelh, Ts'ilhqot'in, and Secwepemc Nations traditionally used the pit house as a winter home. The Gathering Place is modeled after such pit houses and is a space to meet with Elders, study, or gather for ceremonial or social activities.

For students in the Williams Lake region, The Learning Centre offers Open Learning (distance) courses and programs and facilitates student learning.

Location: House # 5
Hours: Monday - Friday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Phone: 250-371-5854

If you require assistance, general information about university programs and services or would like to have a talk please contact any of the Learning Strategists.

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