Dear Acadia Community,
We are all Treaty People. But what does that mean, and why should it matter to you?
Recently I sat down with Zabrina Whitman, our Indigenous Affairs Coordinator at Acadia, to talk about the meaning of Treaty Day; the history of Mi'kma'ki where we live, work, study, and play; and our hopes for the future. I really enjoyed our conversation and learned a lot; I hope you will too.
90-second introduction. The full-length video is included below.
Remember, today is not just a Mi’kmaq celebration, but a day to remind us all to live in peace and friendship with respect for each other.
Please settle in and watch our chat sharing our experiences and perspectives on Truth and Reconciliation and the ways higher education can be a barrier or a bridge to inclusion.
We are all Treaty People. Msit No’kmaq
Dr. Peter Ricketts
President and Vice-Chancellor
If you want to learn more, visit the Indigenous Student Resource Centre and review the Working with Indigenous Peoples Handbook (PDF).
There is also an Indigenous Student Society of Acadia (ISSA). Follow them on Facebook and join their Team meetings to learn more about the Seven Sacred Teachings.
We also encourage you to attend the Sisters' In Spirit Vigil online on October 4, 2020.