Cumberland CEO lays out three priorities for ongoing indigenization of institution

August 24, 2016

Cumberland College’s CEO Tom Weegar says that he has three key priorities for indigenizing his institution in the coming months: launching an Elders-in-residence program, hiring Indigenous recruiters to recruit on-reserve students, and bringing in more Indigenous guest speakers to trades and business classes. The Saskatchewan-based college announced two years ago that it would commit to indigenizing its procedures, culture, and policies. Efforts have included creating a First Nations and Métis Advisory Council, adding ceremonial components to campus events, integrating Aboriginal curriculum components in the Adult Basic Education Program, and signing the Declaration of Canadians for a New Partnership.

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