Nipissing consults with Indigenous council to develop new treaty for Indigenous students


Members of the Nipissing University Indigenous Council on Education (NUICE) will support Nipissing University’s development of a treaty based on mutual obligations and promises called Waawiindamaagewin. The two parties met as part of the university’s strategic planning process and noted an opportunity to further Indigenization efforts at the university. “Even now at this point, there is a lot more going on at the elementary and secondary level around inclusion of Indigenous perspective in a curriculum,” said NUICE Member Fran Couchie. “That’s really good but there’s definitely a lag at the post-secondary level.” NUICE Chair Maurice Switzer emphasized the importance of providing a welcoming environment for Indigenous students to support learning and critical thinking, as well as providing cultural training to all Nipissing community members.

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