UPEI receives eagle feather from Native Council of PEI to recognize reconciliation efforts


The University of Prince Edward Island has received an eagle feather from the Native Council of PEI in recognition of its efforts toward reconciliation. The eagle feather is a high honour that symbolizes respect, honour, strength, courage, and wisdom and recognizes UPEI for its work toward reconciliation. UPEI has made a variety of changes including creating a Faculty of Indigenous Knowledge, Education, Research and Applied Studies, launching an Indigenous course requirement, and planning to build its Indigenous studies program. “Large changes have been made at UPEI and it is part of our home now. We are welcomed,” said Chief and President of the Native Council Lisa Cooper. “Seeing our ideas and recommendations come to fruition has been a dream and now it is our reality.”