New funding supports Indigenization at Royal Roads

Jean Macgregor

Real and sustained Indigenization gets a boost at Royal Roads with $75,000 in one-time funding from the Ministry of Advanced Education June 21, 2016.

The university will use the funding to support a range of new activities including creating an integrated Indigenous student welcome program, initiating an Indigenous student collective, developing a blended learning cultural competency training program for all staff and faculty, establishing an Indigenous Education Leadership Team comprised of representatives of the Coast Salish, Nuu-chah-nulth and Kwagiulth Nations and hosting a traditionally-inspired canoe race at the 2017 National Indigenous Day celebration.

“As we think about the rich culture, incredible history, challenging experiences post-contact and the tremendous potential of our Indigenous and Métis Nations on National Indigenous Day, we are reminded of our role in contributing to reconciliation every day,” says Associate Vice-President Student and Academic Services Roberta Mason.

The targeted funding for Royal Roads University is part of more than $1 million that is being provided to 14 public post-secondary institutions to help ensure institutions are welcoming learning environments for Aboriginal students.

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