June 2018 

Indigenous Education Protocol Signing Ceremony

Wednesday, September 13, 2017
12:30 to 13:30

The Vanier Indigenous Circle warmly welcomes all Vanier community members to a special ceremony to mark the signing of a pan-Canadian Indigenous Education Protocol. This protocol, designed by the Indigenous Education Committee of Colleges and Institutes Canada (CICan), seeks to: “. . . support colleges’ and institutes’ commitment to Indigenous education and provide a vision of how they can strive to improve and better serve Indigenous peoples.” (https://www.collegesinstitutes.ca/policyfocus/indigenous-learners/protocol/background-and-context

Vanier College, as decreed by the Board of Directors in June 13, 2017, has agreed to become a signatory to the protocol. To mark this historic occasion in the evolution of Indigenous Education at our college, which supports the work that the Vanier Indigenous Circle has already been doing for many years, we will be hosting a ceremony in the boardroom (F-216) from 12:30 – 1:30 on Wednesday, September 13. We will begin with an opening drum song and a smudging ceremony. Speakers will include invited members of local Indigenous communities, such as the Kanien’keha:ka (Mohawk) and the urban Indigenous community, the Vanier Indigenous Circle ,and John MacMahon, our Director General. Light snacks and coffee will be available in the boardroom.

Boardroom (F-216)

Marya Grant