Welcome to the December issue of our Aboriginal Education Newsletter.
This is an exciting time for us at NIC. We are working on developing a new strategic plan and also moving forward with an Aboriginal Education operational plan for Reconciliation, Indigenization and Decolonization.
Regional Aboriginal Education Advisory committees have participated in workshops to help guide our work. We are now also holding a series of workshops to gather feedback from NIC administrators, faculty and staff.
The operational plan will have college-wide responsibilities and actions to guide administrators, faculty and staff in the fulfillment of responsibilities to the Indigenous Education Protocols, as well as the TRC Calls to Action and UNDRIP.
Along with this important work, we are celebrating the conclusion of another academic term and numerous examples of indigenization, which you’ll read more about in this edition of the newsletter.
As always, please let us know of events or activities going on around our campuses. We love to share stories of the hard work being done by our students, faculty and staff.
Please send information on stories and events to: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Kelly Shopland
Director, Aboriginal Education