Cumberland College launches Indigenizing the College Initiative

March 11, 2015

Saskatchewan’s Cumberland College has launched an “Indigenizing the College” initiative as part of its overall Strategic Directions. Goals of the initiative include creating a First Nations and Métis Advisory Council to oversee the Indigenization process, establishing an Elders-in-Residence program, developing training around Indigenization to inform the college community about the process, implementing a Representative Workforce Strategy to work towards better representation of the regional population, encouraging instructors to incorporate Aboriginal resources and materials into their curricula, and better understanding and appreciation of the holistic needs of Aboriginal students. “Through the Indigenizing the College process we hope to facilitate a greater understanding about Aboriginal issues within the region and we hope to facilitate dialogue between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal communities about issues of importance to us all,” said President Tom Weegar. Cumberland News