Certificates in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership name amended to use “Indigenous” – The Gateway Online
Director of the certificate programs Shalene Jobin said she is “excited” for the change to better reflect the discipline as a whole
Two University of Alberta certificates offered by the faculty of native studies have undergone a name change to better reflect current practice and usage.
Both the embedded and stand-alone certificates in Aboriginal Governance and Partnership will be renamed “Indigenous Governance and Partnership” starting in March and July respectively of this year. The faculty of native studies has already reflected the name change on their website. The certificates have been offered at the U of A since 2008.
The change was approved unanimously at the academic planning committee of General Faculties Council (GFC), the body in charge of academic and student affairs on January 15. According to documents supporting the name change, submitted by the faculty of native studies, the change is better for Indigenous people, students, and the U of A as a whole.
“The proposal to change the term ‘Aboriginal’ to ‘Indigenous’ emulates current practices and usage,” the documents read. “The use of the term Indigenous allows for the ability to compare elements at the international level.”
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