Trent names Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies in response to recommendations

June 22, 2017

Trent University has approved 11 key recommendations to advance the cause of reconciliation at its campus, including the naming of the Chanie Wenjack School for Indigenous Studies. Coinciding with National Aboriginal Day, the announcement of the newly-named School was part of a major series of recommendations that also included a lecture-talk series for Indigenous leaders to speak to the university on Indigenous issues, and a new academic requirement for all undergraduate students to successfully complete at least 0.5 credits from an approved list of courses with Indigenous content.  “National Aboriginal Day is a good day to celebrate these initiatives, but we are striving to make Indigenous reconciliation part of our everyday work and consciousness,” said Trent President Leo Groarke. Trent