Indigenous Strategic Plan

What’s Going on? Indigenous Strategic Plan 2020

On Monday, September 14  Xwi7xwa’s team attended the celebration and launch of UBC’s Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP); find out more about this virtual event here.

Reconciliation Pole 7idansuu (Edenshaw) James Hart, Haida UBC Vancouver

The following resources are for people interested in learning more about the ISP, relevant contextual information, and connections between both Vancouver/Okanagan campuses regarding the ISP:

  1. Indigenous Portal’s ISP home page:
    • For background information, timelines, FAQ related to ISP process.
  2. ISP History
    • Helpful for understanding what’s happened from 2007-2020.
  3. UBC Okanagan’s Commitments to TRC Calls to Action:
    • This is a major component of the ISP because it builds on UBCO’s Commitments to the TRC Calls to Action.
  4. Signing of UBCO’s Commitments  to TRC Calls to Action:
    • UBCO article on signing of UBCO’s commitments toward TRC.
    • Elders, chiefs and community members from throughout the Syilx Okanagan Nation joined with students, faculty and staff at UBC Okanagan to witness this event.

The ISP will cover both UBC campuses:

  • UBC-Okanagan is on the unceded, traditional, and ancestral territory of the Syilx People.
  • UBC-Vancouver is on the unceded, traditional, and anestral territory of the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm People.
  • Each community has signed either an MOU or MOA, you can find more information here.

If you want to know more and the above resources haven’t covered it you can always contact us!

 

Recommended readings:

  1. UBC Indigenous Strategic Plan
  2. Indigenous Foundations – What is UNDRIP?
  3. Read UNDRIP here
  4. UNDRIP Research Guide
  5. MMIWG Research Guide
  6. Indian Residential School in Canada Research Guide