Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Location: : Abbotsford Campus - B121
Two consultation sessions will be held for UFV faculty and staff on Lálém ye mestíyexw: Re-envisioning a Structure for Indigenization at the University of the Fraser Valley
You are invited, and encouraged because your input is invaluable to this process, to participate in one of the consultations in Abbotsford or Chilliwack:
- Tues, March 12, 2019 – 10-11 am, room A2428 Chilliwack campus
- Wed, March 13, 2019 – 2-3 pm, room B121 Abbotsford campus
Written comments are also welcome; please send via email to firstname.lastname@example.org
We look forward to your participation and hearing your insights and recommendations.
UFV strives to accept its roles and responsibilities in Indigenizing Our Academy through the work that was initiated in 2005. Since then we have launched a Bachelor of Arts Major and Minor in Indigenous Studies and witnessed the Aboriginal Access Services and their Aboriginal Resource Centre transition to
the Indigenous Student Centre. In 2015 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada released its Final Report with 94 Calls to Action, many of them directly linked to education, compelling UFV to accept responsibility for Education for Reconciliation.
As the university accepts its multiple responsibilities and continues to lead the way in our community and among post-secondary institutes in Canada, it is critical that we look at addressing gaps, recognize new areas, and optimize our ability to be responsive at this intersection. A draft proposal for Lálém ye
mestíyexw (“House of the Peoples”) was developed, the result of meetings by a working group (Shirley Hardman, Eric Davis, Peter Geller, Adrienne Chan, Ken Brealey, Sue Brigden, Tracy Ryder-Glass, Jacqueline Nolte and Sylvie Murray ). Lálém ye mestíyexw restructures and most notably moves away
from a hierarchical/traditional organizational structure to adopt instead an Indigenous organizing structure at UFV. As described in the posted document, Re-envisioning a Structure for Indigenization ((https: —), the Lálém ye mestíyexw provides a home for Indigenization in which people come together
to strengthen their presence and relationships.
Please see the Indigenous Affairs Website for more details: https://ufv.ca/indigenous_affairs/indigenization/indigenization-at-ufv/
Event Location : Abbotsford Campus - B121
Consultation on Lálém ye mestíyexw: Re-envisioning a Structure for Indigenization at UFVDate(s): Wednesday, March 13
Time: 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm