Trent continues reconciliation efforts with honorific naming, protocol handbook

November 8, 2019

Trent University has continued its response to TRC report recommendations by launching new initiatives that support the strengthening of the institution’s relationships with local Michi Saagiig (Mississauga) Anishnaabeg communities. This past week, two names have been gifted by the Elders and Traditional Knowledge Keepers Council: Mnidoowag A’Kiing or the Spirit Lands was given to a traditional arae with a medicine garden, tipi, and wigwam, while an Indigenous Learning Space was named Giizhigaatig, or Cedar Room. In addition, Trent has released a protocol handbook that supports faculty, staff, and students in learning about the treaty and traditional territory on which Trent is located, and in engaging with reconciliation during their time at Trent. Trent (ON)