Kalihwíy̲o̲ Circle

The Kalihwíy̲o̲ Circle is a gathering place nestled within the Library Learning Commons and is a tribute to Indigenous stories, ways of being, and beliefs.

Kalihwíy̲o̲ is an Oneida word meaning ‘good message,’ and the space is publicly open to host workshops, gatherings, smudging, ceremonies, land-based learning, and other events.

For more information about the architectural details of the space, please visit Fanshawe College’s Kalihwíy̲o̲ page.


The space can be booked by members of the College community (i.e., students, faculty, and staff) by filling out the form. You will be contacted within 48 hours after we receive your form.

Technical Specifications

The Circle has a VDP, screen, and Wi-Fi available.

If you require an HDMI cable, one can be borrowed from the Library Learning Commons’ Desk.

The space is also fully set up for smudging and will eventually have access to the outdoors available. There are 28 chairs in the space, and if more seating is required, please include this in your form*.

Please be advised that the Library Learning Commons will not provide additional seating or furniture arrangements. If you require additional setup, including tables or chairs, please include a request in Archibus.

Prioritized Booking Requests

Please note that while all are welcome to use the space, the following will be prioritized as booking requests come in:

  • Ceremonies and community events
  • Indigenous Institute-Led and planned events
  • Indigenous teaching and learning
  • Indigenous resource development
  • Indigenous courses
  • One-off lecture hours with Indigenous guest speakers
View of the Circle from within
Exterior view of the Circle with doors open