CapilanoU, shíshálh Nation sign affiliation agreement

September 19, 2017

Capilano University and the shíshálh (Sechelt) Nation are set to sign a historic agreement at kálax-ay, the university’s Sunshine Coast campus this Thursday. A CapilanoU release states that the Affiliation Agreement Regarding Post-Secondary Educational Opportunities will cement and expand upon the existing collaboration between the two parties in the spirit of Truth and Reconciliation. CapilanoU currently offers a Sechelt Nation Language and Culture Certificate, and the affiliation agreement states the school will continue to support the promotion and study of Aboriginal history, culture, language protocols and values. “The signing of this affiliation agreement is historic and significant, especially considering the negative impacts that the residential school legacy has had on our people,” says Ashley Joe, education and employment manager for the shíshálh Nation. CapilanoU