UPEI installs tipi on Charlottetown campus

The University of Prince Edward Island has temporarily installed a tipi on its Charlottetown campus. The tipi was chosen to symbolize Indigenous cultural and spiritual presence, and represents the institution’s journey towards reconciliation and the incorporation of Indigenous ways of knowing into its programs. The tipi and ground were blessed by Elder Thirly Levi in a Mi’kmaq ceremony. The installation coincides with the new Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research, and Applied Studies’ first course – Indigenous Teachings. All incoming undergraduate students starting in 2022 will be required to take the course in order to ensure students are aware of Indigenous issues and history. Nation Talk (1)| Nation Talk (2) Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.

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