National Aboriginal Day celebrated by PSE institutions

June 23, 2015

On the heels of the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s summary report, this year’s National Aboriginal Day, held on Sunday, was an opportunity for PSE institutions and individuals to emphasize their commitment to reconciliation. Edmonton’s NorQuest College was a sponsor of the Aboriginal Day Live celebration held in the city, and was holding its own celebration on campus yesterday. Many other institutions held events on campus to commemorate the day and issued statements outlining initiatives designed to welcome and support Indigenous students. The National Aboriginal Caucus of the Canadian Federation of Students (CFS) issued a call to governments to increase access to PSE for Aboriginal students and to fulfill the recommendations of the TRC report, a call echoed by the Canadian Association of University Teachers (CAUT). To mark the occasion, the St Lawrence College Foundation announced the creation of two new bursaries designed to support Indigenous students at the college. NorQuest News | CFS News Release | UFV News | uManitoba News | SLC News Release | CAUT News | CBC | ICTMN