We would like to begin by thanking our student body for participating in the conversations as we, the Indigenous Students’ Council, the Indigenous Graduate Students’ Council, the Saskatchewan Urban Native Teacher Education Program, the Indian Teacher Education Program and the Food Sovereignty Association, work together to create a platform for the Indigenous student body at large to collaborate on the formation of an Indigenous Students’ Union.
We wish to distribute resources and solutions found amongst our student body, as well as address key points and themes from past townhalls foundational to the creation of an ISU.
We aim to maintain the momentum and sentiment held in our common experiences of recent social injustices, and the common desire to create change, to act as the catalyst for our renewed vigor in our movement towards an Indigenous Students’ Union.
We continue to aspire towards building a model for a responsive framework for the ISU and to establish due diligence. We will be addressing concerns previously brought up at townhalls with the questions that will be asked, answered, summarized and disseminated to our Indigenous student body, in an effort to establish a common foundation for community participation.
Once again, we respectfully ask only Indigenous students to attend this townhall and ask that our allies respect our decision to meet, organize and strategize amongst ourselves at this time. Thank you for your understanding. We want to reaffirm the value of our relationship with our allies.
We will be streaming this event on Facebook live, and we encourage our fellow Indigenous student groups nationwide to log in and participate in these discussions.
The livestream can be accessed on the Indigenous Students’ Council’s Facebook page for those who cannot physically attend this townhall. We will have a communications co-ordinator to facilitate any contributions or questions you would like to add. An online survey link with questions will be posted to the page prior to the townhall.
Where: The Gordon Oakes Red Bear Student Centre
When: March 22 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Graphic: Lesia Karalash / Graphics Editor