U of A launches Indigenous-led strategic plan

The University of Alberta Indigenous Strategic Plan provides a framework to guide and measure the university’s efforts to respond to the calls to action in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Final Report. (Photo: Richard Siemens; beadwork by Tara Kappo)

Plan ensures Indigenous identities, languages, cultures and worldviews are reflected at the U of A

Indigenous Language Club fosters connections to culture and history

Danni Okemaw is a student facilitator of the Indigenous Language Club, where U of A students help each other learn Cree, Ojibwe, Anishinaabe and more. “I want everyone to be proud of where they are in the process, whether they’re learning their first word or are almost fluent.” (Photo: John Ulan)

Indigenous students engage in the spirit of kinship, learn ancestral languages and enrich lives

Education grad and powwow dancer follows in her father’s footsteps

For Alicia Cardinal, her connection to her Cree-Métis heritage is an important part of her life and a way to connect with others. “Being a powwow dancer fulfils all four aspects—your mental, spiritual, physical and emotional health.” (Photo: Supplied)

For Alicia Cardinal, attending the U of A was the fulfilment of a childhood ambition and a way to honour her dad’s memory