Amanda Reid Rogers on her position as Piluwitahasuwin – Brunswickan

by ahnationtalk on December 6, 2018121 Views

In a significant step towards fulfilling its Truth and Reconciliation Strategic Action Plan, the University of New Brunswick has welcomed a new Indigenous leader to campus.

Amanda Reid Rogers was recently appointed to the position of Piluwitahasuwin, or assistant vice-president Indigenous engagement.

The duties of the Piluwitahasuwin will span across both the Fredericton and Saint John campuses, and will involve the promotion and recognition of the rights and culture of the Indigenous community at UNB, in collaboration with the Mi’kmaq-Wolastoqey Centre and the university.

The position stems from the TRC Strategic Action Plan, a movement created by UNB to promote positive change on campus in line with the federal Truth and Reconciliation Act. Elder-in-residence Imelda Perley has called the plan a “sacred bundle,” meaning that it combines responsibility, obligation and guidance toward action.

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