To the University community,
Today, I ask you to join me as we commemorate National Indigenous Peoples Day to recognize the history, heritage and diversity of First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples in Canada.
The post-secondary education sector has a major role to play in ensuring that the Calls to Action from the Truth and Reconciliation Commission are implemented. This forum is a powerful way to increase dialogue on reconciliation issues and to build relationships and partnerships that will serve to ensure continued communication, understanding and a shared vision for the future.
At Cape Breton University we are in Mi’kma’ki, the traditional and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq. We are committed to incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing into everyday life at our institution as we actively practice reconciliation.
On this special day, we recognize the important contributions Indigenous peoples have made, and continue to make, to our country. Once again, I encourage you to celebrate this special day, acknowledge it, and use it as an opportunity to learn more about Indigenous culture and peoples.
Yours very truly,
David C. Dingwall
President & Vice-Chancellor