Articles of Interest

Below you will find articles related to Indigenous Initiatives throughout Canadian post-secondary institutions. Topics and sources will vary; if you have come across an article you think might be suitable for this page, please send it to for consideration.

November 18, 2019:  U of S, Métis Nation-Saskatchewan sign MOU  (Saskatoon Star-Phoenix)
The University of Saskatchewan has had connections with the Métis since its founding


November 11, 2019: Indigenous elders facing 'endless'demands as role expands  (CBC) 
'That's the meaning of this work: once you're committed you've got to commit to it,' says Elder Archie Weenie


October 24, 2019: New BC legislation would align BC laws with Internationally-recognized Indigenous education standards   ( 
The provincial government has introduced legislation to implement the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UN Declaration), that, once passed, will make British Columbia the first province/territory in Canada to legislate its endorsement of the UN Declaration.


On or around October 1, 2019:  SU officially adopts all Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Committee recommendations (The Gateway)
Relationship between ASC and SU will "strengthen" through the recommendations.


September 15, 2019:   Indigenous law and governance centre at U of A receives federal funding  (
Wahkohtowin Law and Governance Lodge uses Indigenous legal traditions to support community governance.


July 15, 2019: )Student-created website and map shows U of A campus through Indigenous eyes  (Folio
Award-winning site's creators hope to facilitate community-driven dialogue on campus


June 10, 2019: Canada Signs Historic Post-Secondary Education Agreement with Métis Nation  (Métis Nation) 
The Minister of Indigenous Services, Seamus O’Regan, and the President of the Métis National Council, Clément Chartier, signed a historic agreement that signals the Government of Canada’s commitment to providing post-secondary education supports for Métis Nation students across Canada.


June 5, 2019: Design grad weaves Indigenous culture into successful fashion company  (Folio) 
LUXX founder Derek Jagodzinsky hopes to inspire others through his passion for designing culturally aware clothes.


June 2, 2019: N.W.T. elder to get honorary Doctor of Laws   (CBC)
Sarah Jerome, territory's first official languages commissioner, to be honoured by University of Alberta.


May 25, 2019: Canadian medical schools commit to increasing Indigenous student admissions   (CBC)
New action plan will be relationship based, hopes to recruit more Indigenous students into medical field.


May 14, 2019:  New public schools to honour artist Alex Janvier, 2 other community-building Edmontonians (Global News)
A Grade 4 to 9 school in the Westlawn community near 95 Avenue and 165 Street will honour artist Alex Janvier.


May 2, 2019:  Traditional Indigenous knowledge supports flood mitigation research in James Bay region (Folio)
Researchers collaborate with Kashechewan First Nation to understand changing spring flooding in northern Ontario.


April 16, 2019: Indigenous Efforts Vary Widely on Canadian Campuses, studies find (University Affairs)
Institutions have focused mainly on Indigenous inclusion, but that’s only one end of a spectrum of policies needed for reconciliation, researchers argue.

March 29, 2019: How a new generation of Indigenous researchers are bringing traditional knowledge to academia  (CBC)
A summer program at Western University is pairing Indigenous undergrads with faculty members


February 22, 2019: What do people really mean when they say 'indigenization'?  (Folio)
U of A researchers hope new study identifying three types of indigenization can close a gap in understanding.