SOURCE: University of Calgary

University of Calgary

November 02, 2016 12:30 ET

University of Calgary hosts dialogue session on Indigenous Strategy

Members of the campus community along with city and Southern Alberta partners to participate in full day discussions

CALGARY, AB--(Marketwired - November 02, 2016) - Media are invited to attend the University of Calgary's community dialogue session that is part of the ongoing development of the university's Indigenous Strategy. The full day session will engage students, faculty and staff from the campus community along with stakeholders from Indigenous communities and others connected to Indigenous communities in Calgary and Southern Alberta. This is the second of three sessions organized by the university's Indigenous Strategy Task Force. The results from these sessions will inform the final strategy, which is expected to be completed by June 2017.

WHAT:
University of Calgary hosts community dialogue on campus Indigenous Strategy

WHEN:
Friday, November 4, 2016
8:35 a.m. Opening Prayer and Reg Crowshoe, "The Importance of Gathering Stories"
8:45 a.m. Opening remarks, Dru Marshall and Jacqueline Ottmann
9 a.m. Keynote address, Shaunee Pete
9:45 a.m. Media availability with speakers
10 a.m. Table discussions begin

WHERE:
Mac Hall Ballroom (3rd Floor), University of Calgary, 2500 University Drive NW (map)

Media are welcome to park free-of-charge on campus, except in 24-hour reserved spots, loading zones, handicapped stalls and fire lanes. If your vehicle is not a marked media vehicle, please leave a media business card in your window.

WHO:
Dru Marshall, co-chair of the Indigenous Strategy steering committee and provost (Academic), University of Calgary
Jacqueline Ottmann, co-chair of the Indigenous Strategy steering committee, University of Calgary
Reg Crowshoe, Blackfoot Elder, member of the University of Calgary Senate
Shauneen Pete, associate professor and executive lead of Indigenization, University of Regina
Willie Littlechild, Truth and Reconciliation Commissioner, former Member of Parliament, lawyer
Phil Fontaine, former National Chief of the Assembly of First Nations
Jackie Sieppert, co-chair of the Indigenous Strategy working group and Dean of the Faculty of Social Work, University of Calgary

About the University of Calgary
The University of Calgary is making tremendous progress on its journey to become one of Canada's top five research universities, where research and innovative teaching go hand in hand, and where we fully engage the communities we both serve and lead. This strategy is called Eyes High, inspired by the university's Gaelic motto, which translates as 'I will lift up my eyes.'

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Contact Information

  • Media Contact
    Sean Myers
    Media Relations Advisor
    University of Calgary
    T: 403-220-4756
    C: 403-607-7618
    sean.myers2@ucalgary.ca