Honour Ceremony

The Honour Ceremony has been part of the Portage College Convocation tradition since 2003. It was first introduced as a special ceremony acknowledging our students for successful completion of their schooling.

Each Graduand is presented with either a symbolic eagle feather or a Métis Sash.

An Elder blesses the feathers and says a prayer for the Graduands. As the Graduands come forth to receive their feather, the drummers sing the honour song.

The Métis Sash is one of the most recognizable part of the Métis dress and identifies as a symbol of their people. A sash is presented to Graduands as an honour.

The Honour Ceremony is open to all Graduands and their guests. Only Graduands will receive a symbolic eagle feather or a Métis Sash.

The Honour Ceremony will take place in the McGrane Theatre from 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. We ask that all attendees be seated by 12:45 p.m.

We acknowledge that Portage College’s service region is on the traditional lands of First Nation Peoples, the owners of Treaty 6, 8 and 10, which are also homelands to the Métis people. We honour the history and culture of all people who first lived and gathered in these lands.
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