Northern, RRC Polytech, NAIT celebrate installations that honour truth and reconciliation


Northern College, Red River College Polytech, and the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology have announced new installations on campus to honour truth and reconciliation and recognize the traditional land they are on. Northern unveiled four matching bronze statues representing a Shawl Dancer and a Grass Dancer. The statues reside at each of the college’s campuses to remind viewers of the impacts of the residential school system and the importance of truth telling and honouring Indigenous strength. RRC Polytech has collaborated with Portage Community Revitalization Corporation to install a new sign that welcomes the community in Indigenous languages and recognizes its place on Treaty One territory. NAIT has unveiled a new flagpole plaza with seven flags, including Treaty 6 and M├ętis flags, that permanently recognize that NAIT is on Treaty 6 territory. The seven flagpoles connect with the seven Grandfather Teachings of knowing and doing.

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