Provincial advocacy group’s unclear Indigenization project creates a mockery of Indigenous peoples – The Gateway Online

by ahnationtalk on February 12, 201995 Views

Non–Indigenous people shouldn’t be advocating nor attempting to create Indigenized organizations/spaces without Indigenous people’s involvement.

Take the Council of Alberta University Students (CAUS), an organization that brings together members of Albertan students’ unions to voice the agenda of students to the provincial government. They were recently criticized during a presentation at the University of Alberta Students’ Coucil meeting for their creation of an “Indigenization research project.”

The chair and the vice-president of CAUS, both non-Indigenous, were not capable of answering any questions regarding this project. In fact, the only comment regarding the project was one bullet point on a PowerPoint slide which accompanied no further details or explanations.

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