MRU launches Indigenous Strategic Plan, permanently raises Treaty 7 and Métis flags

November 7, 2016

Mount Royal University has permanently raised the Treaty 7 and Métis flags on its campus as part of its newly initiated Indigenous Strategic Plan. The new plan reflects 18 months of consultation with both MRU's campus and surrounding community, and reportedly marks a clear commitment by the university to make “space for reconciliation, Indigenous ways of knowledge, learning, ceremonies and culture and create cross-cultural opportunities for all students, Indigenous and non-Indigenous.” “At Mount Royal we really believe that Indigenous people have the right to meaningful success and access to post-secondary education,” said MRU President David Docherty, who noted that the purpose of the flag-raising ceremony was to honour all students and members of the Treaty 7 Nations. MRU | Metro