Wampum Learning Lodge

Wampum Learning Lodge - Ceremonial Arbour  

Ceremonial Arbor, large wooden net structure where sacred fires are held

The Ceremonial Arbour at the Wampum Learning Lodge is a sacred space for observing Indigenous ways of knowing and being. Please contact the Lodge to use this space, and treat it with honour and respect. All who gather at the Arbour are expected to assemble with good intentions and thoughts. Garbage, petroleum products, and unauthorized fires are not permitted in the firepit.

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.

The Lodge facilitates and coordinates services and programming offered by Western’s Office of Indigenous Initiatives (OII). It does so in collaboration with University stakeholders and Indigenous organizations and communities in Deshkan Zibiing territory, with the aim of advancing Reconciliation, Indigenization, and decolonization.


The Wampum Learning Lodge will act 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.

User Guidelines

To ensure the Lodge remains true to its original intentions, Western has instituted a registration requirement for all users. Please click the link below to view the Lodge’s User Guidelines and User Agreement.

Address and Directions 

1137 Western Rd, Suite 1200, London, ON N6G 1G7

North direction instructions

Continue southbound past the lights at Sarnia Rd continuing on Western Rd going southbound. At the following lights (at Perth Hall, Ontario Hall and Faculty of Education) make a right-hand turn into the faculty of Education driveway. At the stop sign turn right, you will begin to see the outline of a large, robust, turtle shell.

South directions instructions

When coming from Oxford Drive, travel north on western rd, at the third set of lights turn left into the Faculty of education driveway, at the stop sign turn right, you will begin to see the outline of a large robust turtle shell.

Contact Us

Phone: (519) 661-2111

Email: wampumlearninglodge@uwo.ca