Explore ii' taa'poh'to'p

Explore the Indigenous Strategy

2017

Indigenous Strategy

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Statement of Committments

In line with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action, and through the development and adoption of an Indigenous Strategy, the University of Calgary commits to:

  1. the process of reconciliation, which entails a collective journey that honours Indigenous peoples’ stories, knowledge and traditions and the renewal and development of authentic relationships with Indigenous peoples and communities;
  2. establishing a welcoming, inclusive and culturally competent campus community that respects, includes and promotes Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching, learning and research;
  3. creating and maintaining shared, ethical space inclusive of Indigenous peoples’ representation within the student body, staff, faculty, leadership and governing structures;
  4. developing a campus community that understands the histories and world views of Indigenous peoples and the importance of connection to land;
  5. ensuring policies, practices and procedures are supportive and respectful of Indigenous ways of doing;
  6. creating space and processes for ongoing "full-circle" community engagement through dialogue with Indigenous communities and other institutional stakeholders; and
  7. ensuring sustainability and renewal of the Indigenous Strategy so it remains a current and dynamic agent for transformation for the university.
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Conceptual and Cultural models

Learn about the conceptual and cultural models that work in parallel to illustrate the guiding principals of ii' taa'poh'to'p.

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Cultural Symbols

Learn about the meaning and significance of each of the symbols that make up the Cultural Model.

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Our Gifts

We are grateful to work with Traditional Knowledge Keepers from different nations across Southern Alberta, who have gifted the institution with key cultural items.