The Indigenous Peoples Collective (IPC) was founded in 2010 but at the time it was called the Aboriginal Student Council. The organization’s initial intention was for Indigenous graduation and then it evolved into what it is now through the needs of Indigenous students on campus. In 2019, the Indigenous Peoples Collective created the current logo. Our logo has our name and the Nsyilxcen words that are the Syilx place name of where the Okanagan campus is situated.
We are a collective that creates space for Indigenous students, faculty, and community members to come together in a good way to share a safe space, ideas, events, and laughter. This collective has been created with future Indigenous students and the coming generations in mind. We understand that everything we do now impacts those yet to come; with this in mind, we hope to establish a solid grounding so that Indigenous peoples will have the resources and support they need in their endeavours and to foster their community connection within and outside of the institution. The events and gatherings created by the Indigenous Peoples Collective are rooted in togetherness and building relationships.