We acknowledge our place on Treaty Four and Treaty Six territories, the traditional lands of the Cree, Dakota, Nakoda, Saulteaux, and Dene. We are joined by many others and together we can raise the voices of Indigenous students and help them thrive.
As your University of Regina Students’ Union, we are tasked with representing a diverse group of students in a variety of capacities. One of these responsibilities is to form relationships with organizations and governments that support students’ success while retaining close ties with student constituents. As an organization, we must acknowledge that we have fallen short of maintaining our connection with our Indigenous students as the land called Canada celebrates National Indigenous History. We will take the time to listen to those who came to this land and called it home before us and will attempt to learn about the long-term effects of colonialism in Canada and throughout Turtle Island as we continue to renew our relationships and transform how we approach student challenges.
As part of the educational system, URSU recognizes that it has a role to play in both acknowledging and aiding in the dismantling of colonial systems that have been used to perpetrate and perpetuate violence against Indigenous peoples.
This month is an opportunity to honour the unique cultures of First Nations, Inuit, and Métis in Canada.
Join us in sharing their stories, celebrating their successes, and respecting their strength.