U of T introduces Eagle Feather into graduation ceremonies to show commitment to reconciliation

The University of Toronto has announced that it has introduced the Eagle Feather into its graduation ceremonies to show its commitment to reconciliation. A new ceremonial role – the Eagle Feather Bearer – has been created in response to recommendations made by the U of T’s Convocation Review. Eagle Feather Bearers are members of the U of T community and an Indigenous community who have been nominated for the position. “It’s a tremendous honour,” said Lindsey Fechtig, a member of Curve Lake First Nation who served as Eagle Feather Bearer. “So, to be in this position of privilege and just having the faculty honour this, and the institution honour our ways of knowing and doing, and our culture – the significance of this is huge.” U of T Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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