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Led by an all-Indigenous task force, the university recently released a progressive policy guiding First Nations, Métis and Inuit membership/citizenship verification at USask, the product of months of groundbreaking work and careful consideration by a 27-member task of Elders, Knowledge Keepers, Language Teachers and other Indigenous community and campus leaders.
For Métis Elder Norman Fleury, who has been dedicated to Michif language preservation and revitalization at the university for close to a decade, it was an honour to take part in the task force, working together with other Indigenous community leaders to guide the university’s path forward.
“Our task force was built around the inclusiveness at the university because we are Indigenizing the university,” said Fleury. “We had people sitting on that task force who were very complementary and were very spiritually connected. We were connected through our language and our culture, our customs, our protocols, our history.
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