PSE works to Indigenize programs, campus life

August 29, 2018

The Canadian Press highlights the recent efforts and preparations made by postsecondary institutions across the country as they continue to respond to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report released in 2015. The article specifically highlights the efforts of institutions such as Ryerson University, the University of Manitoba, University of Saskatchewan, University of Alberta, Saint Mary’s University, the University of British Columbia, and McGill University. “Universities and colleges are inherently colonial. They're inherently anti-Indigenous,” says Shanese Steele, national chairperson for the CFS National Circle of First Nations, Métis and Inuit Students, of the challenges faced in Indigenizing institutions. Steele adds that while creating and hiring Indigenous educators and leaders is important, she hopes to see a priority placed on Indigenous student services such as counselling, academic advising, and food banks. Hamilton Spectator (CP)