2017 PSCA Conference
People, Place and Perspective: Indigenization in Post-Secondary Student Services
Talking Rock/Quaaout, Chase BC
May 8-10, 2017
“Reconciliation must inspire Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal peoples to transform Canadian society so that our children and grandchildren can live together in dignity, peace, and prosperity on these lands we now share.
While the Commission has been a catalyst for deepening our national awareness of the meaning and potential of reconciliation, it will take many heads, hands, and hearts, working together, at all levels of society to maintain momentum in the years ahead.”
(Honouring the Truth, Reconciling for the Future: Summary of the Final Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, 2015)
The Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s examination into Canada’s residential school system recently concluded their six years of work and the TRC has made a number of calls to action. It has been recognized that post-secondary institutions can make an important contribution, specifically around indigenization efforts in academic governance, pedagogy, research, and recruitment–our roles as student service professionals are no less important in this process.
This May, the Post-Secondary Counsellors of BC will meet at Talking Rock/Quaaout, on the traditional lands of the Skwlax people, to explore the theory and practice of the indigenization of student services.