Indigenization – honouring Aboriginal peoples
Recognizing that MRU is situated on traditional Blackfoot territory, Mount Royal University is committed to fulfilling the education promises of Treaty 7 and meeting the educational needs of indigenous peoples and their allies. To this end, Mount Royal commits to recognizing and valuing Indigenous ways of knowing; mentoring and supporting Indigenous students and scholars; involving Indigenous groups in educational decision-making; encouraging consciousness-raising to overcome barriers to indigeneity; promoting culturally responsive curriculum and pedagogy; and promoting partnerships with Indigenous learners, families and communities.
In collaboration with university faculty, the Iniskim Centre and the Aboriginal Steering Committee, the AVP, Teaching and Learning oversees initiatives related to indigenization of curriculum and pedagogy for all MRU students, aboriginal and non-aboriginal. Learn more about Mount Royal’s indigenization initiatives.