SMU releases task force report on Aboriginal education

May 22, 2015

Saint Mary’s University has released the President’s Task Force Report on Aboriginal Students, the result of a task force established last year to examine and improve the supports available to Aboriginal students and to help indigenize the academy. The report contains 17 recommendations, such as establishing a university Elder, including local Aboriginal peoples and communities in key ceremonies, and creating a university chair in Indigenous studies. Two suggestions in the report have already been implemented by SMU: funding has been approved to hire a full-time Aboriginal student advisor, and nominations have begun for the creation of an Aboriginal Advisory Council, which will guide SMU in the implementation of the other recommendations in the report. SMU News | Full Report