MRU introduces new Indigenization strategy

December 13, 2018

Mount Royal University has launched a strategic plan to help rebuild relationships with Indigenous people. According to the Calgary Journal, MRU’s plan consists of five goals: Indigenizing Mount Royal University; culturally respectful Indigenous research; bridge-building with Indigenous education stakeholders; support for Indigenous learners; and respectful inclusive curricula and pedagogies. Kevin Lamoureux, Head of Education for the National Center of Truth and Reconciliation, told the Journal that Indigenization strategies need to destabilize universities. “There needs to be a further conversation to invite people to recognize that reconciliation is not an act of pity we do for Indigenous people,” he said. “[I]t's something we're doing to heal our nation.” Calgary Journal (AB)