A Dialogue With Indigenous Peoples

We acknowledge that we are gathered on Treaty 1 territory, as well as on the traditional lands of the Anishinaabe, Cree and Dakota peoples, and the homeland of the Métis nation.

We also acknowledge that the coming together of the First Nations and French Canadians led to the creation of the Métis nation and their communities of North America.

We are committed to moving forward in partnership with Indigenous communities in the spirit of reconciliation, embracing peace, sharing and collaboration.

Université de Saint-Boniface recognizes that postsecondary institutions must take the lead in response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s calls for action. We have taken steps in this direction, including the decision to be a signatory to the province’s Aboriginal Education Action Plan. Presently, we wish to develop an institutional vision and create a global operational plan adapted to our reality as a minority institution rooted in specific territorial and historical context.

The following sections outline our reflections, commitments and ongoing projects. Our focus is on using dialogue and education, with a respectful and genuine approach, as we advance toward Francophone-Indigenous reconciliation.

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