USask prioritizes reconciliation in new strategic plan

October 12, 2018

The University of Saskatchewan’s new strategic plan will prioritize “Indigenization,” reports CBC. The plan is rooted in what USask calls “courageous curiosity,” “boundless collaboration,” and “inspired communities.” “The world needs a university in which Indigenous concepts, methodologies, pedagogies, languages, and philosophies are respectfully woven into the tapestry of learning, research, scholarship, creativity, and community engagement,” the plan states. Meanwhile, the Indigenous Students’ Council has continued its ongoing boycott against USask’s reconciliation efforts, stating that Indigenous students on campus want an independent Indigenous students’ union. USask Vice-Provost of Indigenous Engagement Jacqueline Ottoman said that she will help any group that would like to form a union, but notes that students are responsible for their own governance structures. CBC (1) | CBC (2) | Saskatoon StarPhoenix | USask