AU Arts, RDP, Sask Polytech unveil new strategies to increase Indigenous engagement, reconciliation 

Alberta University of the Arts, Red Deer Polytechnic, and Saskatchewan Polytechnic have released new strategies to increase Indigenous engagement. AU Arts launched the AUArts Indigenous Pathways Soksipaitapiiwahsin (Good Living Ways), which will guide the university’s response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action. The plan includes 10 goals for Reconcili-Actions, such as enhancing the role of the Elder Council, establishing spaces for Indigenous cultures and community, and increasing the number of Indigenous faculty and staff. On a similar theme, RDP launched its Reconcili-Action Plan, which is centered around four key points: Open Hearts, Open Doors, Open Eyes, and Open Voices. The plan was designed in partnership with local communities and organizations and was released as part of the polytechnic’s Métis Week celebrations. Sask Polytech has unveiled the new 2024-2029 Indigenous Student Success Strategy – Wichitowin ahci kaskihtamâsowin ati nikan. Through this strategy, Sask Polytech aims to remove barriers to access and deliver comprehensive support to help Indigenous students succeed. It was developed in consultation with students, employees, First Nations and the Métis community.

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