URegina instructors criticize university for lack of Indigenous relations

February 26, 2020

Over 30 professors from the University of Regina have signed an open letter criticizing URegina’s leadership over a “breakdown in trust” between the institution and the Indigenous community. The letter points to the recent controversy surrounding George Elliott Clarke’s lecture as an example of this broken trust, asserting that “administration was warned by multiple different constituencies who are part of and connected to Indigenous communities about the real harm the lecture would cause.” The writers call on “all levels of administration, outgoing and incoming, to listen to those who are affected by their decisions and to take direction from the wealth of experience, knowledge, and wisdom both on and off campus.” URegina | CKRM (SK)