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UBC’s impending Indigenous Strategic Plan to compliment Truth and Reconciliation Commission – Ubyssey Online
by pmnationtalk onFebruary 8, 201884 Views
Feb. 7, 2018
UBC is in the process of developing an Indigenous Strategic Plan that will guide their approach to Indigenous engagement over the next few years. The new plan will replace the university’s former Aboriginal Strategic Plan, which was put in place in 2009.
Since the draft of the plan is still in its consultation process, details about its contents are not yet public. According to Sheryl Lightfoot, acting chair of First Nations and Indigenous studies and co-director of the Institute of Critical Indigenous Studies, the new plan will generally be an update of the older plan that responds to major changes in Canada and the world since 2009, such as the development of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in Canada.
“The idea was not to make any major change in direction, but to be a bit more targeted and help people along in the university to say, ‘we know we are supposed to be responding to the TRC, but what does that actually mean in practice?’” she said.