UQAT unveils territorial recognition principle


The Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue has unveiled its territorial recognition principle, which acknowledges that the university is located within Nitakinan, the Algonquin term designating the Abitibi-Témiscamingue and Outaouais regions. The principle was developed by a Territorial Recognition Committee in consultation with Indigenous communities. The principle acknowledges that the educational institution is “part of a system stemming from colonisation” and consequently commits to taking “concrete actions” towards reconciliation, especially through education and research. “UQAT is committed to embodying its territorial recognition principle through the implementation of institutional actions, while remaining attentive and continuing to focus on equitable and inclusive collaboration with First Peoples,” said UQAT Rector Vincent Rousson.

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