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Indigenous Strategy

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Statement of Committments

In line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and through the development and adoption of an Indigenous Strategy, the University of Calgary commits to:

  1. the process of reconciliation, which entails a collective journey that honours Indigenous peoples’ stories, knowledge and traditions and the renewal and development of authentic relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities;
  2. establishing a welcoming, inclusive and culturally competent campus community that respects, includes and promotes Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching, learning and research;
  3. creating and maintaining shared, ethical space inclusive of Indigenous peoples’ representation within the student body, staff, faculty, leadership and governing structures;
  4. developing a campus community that understands the histories and world views of Indigenous peoples and the importance of connection to land;
  5. ensuring policies, practices and procedures are supportive and respectful of Indigenous ways of doing;
  6. creating space and processes for ongoing "full-circle" community engagement through dialogue with Indigenous communities and other institutional stakeholders; and
  7. ensuring sustainability and renewal of the Indigenous Strategy so it remains a current and dynamic agent for transformation for the university.
Cultural Symbols (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

Conceptual and Cultural models

Learn about the conceptual and cultural models that work in parallel to illustrate the guiding principals of ii' taa'poh'to'p.

Cultural Symbols (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

Cultural Symbols

Learn about the meaning and significance of each of the symbols that make up the Cultural Model.

Cultural Symbols (ii’ taa’poh’to’p Indigenous UCalgary)

Our Gifts

We are grateful to work with Traditional Knowledge Keepers from different nations across Southern Alberta, who have gifted the institution with key cultural items.