Bruce Cutknife (’97) to receive Lois Aspenes Award Posted on April 12, 2016

At this year’s Spring Soiree, Dean Allen Berger will present the Lois Aspenes Award to friend and supporter Bruce Cutknife (BA History ’97).

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A Space for Aboriginal Students – and for Everyone Posted on December 31, 2014

By Sept 2015, the lower level of the Forum will be entirely transformed. Read about our efforts and student response!

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A Statement for all campus members to acknowledge the traditional territory Posted on September 10, 2014

Throughout universities and other institutions, a tradition has developed. At the beginning of public events, organizers and hosts acknowledge that all are gathering on the traditional territory of one or more Indigenous peoples. In 2012, the University of Alberta’s Council on Aboriginal Initiatives had adopted such a statement for the North Campus; the Augustana Campus …

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Moving forward on a space where Aboriginal students can gather Posted on July 8, 2014

The last few months have been very busy for the Aboriginal Engagement Committee as work progresses on the design of a space where Aboriginal students can gather in the lower level of the Forum. A university architect has been brought on board. We have held consultations with Elders from Maskwacis and beyond as well as …

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TRC Live Streaming and Teach-in Posted on March 16, 2014

Scheduled for: Friday March 28th, 2014 @ 8:30 AM

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada will be holding the last of its National Events in Edmonton from March 27 to 30, 2014, around the theme of “wisdom.” Students, staff, faculty, and members of the community who cannot attend the events in Edmonton but still wish to take part in the process are invited to gather at the U of A’s Augustana Campus on Friday, March 28, 2014 to watch a live stream of the event and participate in a teach-in.

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The Land on Which We Stand: A Gathering Posted on January 15, 2014

Scheduled for: Tuesday January 21st, 2014 @ 3:45 PM

January 21, 3:40-4:55, Basement of the Forum All members of the Augustana and Camrose community are invited to take part in a gathering with Elders from local Indigenous communities to learn about the meaning and the history of the land on which we live, study and work. We hope to see you there! For information …

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October 22 Meeting and Updates Posted on October 31, 2013

The AEC has met so that we could update each other on our activities – lots of exciting projects! The minutes can be found below.

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The first meeting for the 2013-14 year Posted on September 3, 2013

The AEC met to prepare for the upcoming school year. This semester we are moving ahead with initiatives such as the development of a space where Aboriginal students can gather and interact with other students on campus, and with the development of a territorial acknowledgement statement. We are also looking for an additional student member; …

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Discussions launched for space for Aboriginal students to gather Posted on April 11, 2013

On Tuesday, April 9, a group of students and members of the Aboriginal Engagement Committee, along with our colleagues from the North Campus’ Aboriginal Student Services, met with planners to begin a discussion about creating a space at the Augustana campus where Aboriginal students may gather. This space would be created through a re-organizing of …

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