UCN launches Department of Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation

The University College of the North has launched a Department of Indigenous Initiatives and Reconciliation. The department will focus on reconciliation, sharing truth, and increasing access to Indigenous-focused education and programming. It will guide UCN as it introduces more Indigenous content to its curriculum. “When fully implemented, the department will lead UCN’s efforts in reconciliation, creating opportunities to increase access to Indigenous language training and revitalization, pursuing research in Indigenous languages and culture, and helping to ensure that UCN continues to be a leader in reconciliation in post-secondary education,” said UCN VP Academic and Research Dr Dan Smith. Nisichawayasihk Cree Nation member and UCN Assistant Professor Dr Ramona Neckoway will lead the new department.

Winnipeg Sun