"I’m excited to share this website. I hope it will help students and the STU community as we work through underlying issues between the University and the First Nations people of the Maritimes and beyond.
The site is a joint effort by members of the Senate Committee on Reconciliation. We hope that you will be able to use this information to learn about policies that First Nations had to face by colonial governments, both provincial governments and federal governments. In addition to outlining these important issues, the site includes a calendar of events and times for celebration. Information will be updated as the year progresses and we have more to share.
It also provides information on the resources available to Indigenous students through the Wabanaki Student Centre. This includes specific services as well as the personal support for people who may need someone to spend time with them and to celebrate significant moments in their lives and their communities.
We hope you will see this site and our activities at STU as an invitation to participate—virtually or in person—in celebrations of Indigenous people.
I wish everyone the best as they make use of the site. My personal motto has always been that education leads to liberation, education leads to opportunities, education motivates each of us to make the world a better place, not just for us but for others and for the future."
Orange Shirt Day is a national movement in Canada for Indigenous and non-Indigenous people to come together in the spirit of hope and reconciliation to honour former residential school students whose families and communities have been impacted by the policies and actions of the Government of Canada and churches that operated the schools.
Browse the list of important dates and learn more about the significance of each observance.
A list of recent on-campus events, including our film series, the REDress project, and Eagle Feather Ceremony.
A history of STU's Indigenous Honorary Degree recipients dating back to 1983.
Learn more about the work, responsibilities, and members of our Senate Committee on Reconciliation.
"We believe strongly in the declaration by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission that universities must be leaders in re-setting the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities. We know this relationship has been destructive and there is much work to be done.
For our part, this means advancing reconciliation through education, dialogue, and collective action, and STU has a strong foundation from which to build ... [more]