New member of GSS Indigenous Engagement Committee calls it a ‘great first step’ – The Ubyssey

New member of GSS Indigenous Engagement Committee calls it a ‘great first step’ – The Ubyssey

by pmnationtalk on November 30, 202161 Views

Nov. 30, 2021

At the GSS’s council meeting last Thursday, councillors officially approved the formation of an Indigenous Engagement Ad Hoc Committee (IEAHC).

The committee was formed to provide culturally relevant and mindful recommendations to the GSS to promote indigeneity, as well as Indigenous representation and engagement within the society.

V. Pauahi Souza, chair of the GSS HR committee and a PhD student studying gender, race, sexuality and social justice, decided to join the IEAHC when she realized it only had a few members. Two other Indigenous students have volunteered to sit on the new committee.

As someone who identifies as part of the Indigenous population to Hawai’i, she thought her perspective would be valuable. She also said she honours the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh (Squamish) and Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. “[I] hope to do good work by them.”

Read More: https://www.ubyssey.ca/news/gss-forms-indigenous-engagement-committee/

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