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Indigenous Directions Leadership Group

Mandate of the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group

Reporting to the provost and vice-president, Academic Affairs with a three-year mandate, the Indigenous Directions Leadership Group will explore, identify and recommend priority areas in which Concordia can improve its responsiveness to the Truth and Reconciliation’s (TRC) Principles for Reconciliation and Calls to Action.

At the end of its mandate, the group will have ideally also provided input and recommendations on the creation of administrative and governance frameworks that will support these efforts going forward.

The group will do this by:

  • Identifying and recommending structures for community participation to ensure that design and decision-making is consonant with our goals. Such an approach will enable the establishment of trusting relationships and the building up of institutional capacity.
  • Designing and recommending an advisory framework by which community participation can be integrated into decision-making in specific domains (e.g. curriculum and pedagogy, research, governance, space, services, opportunities assessment).
  • Preparing a comprehensive inventory of existing Concordia initiatives that are relevant to the TRC’s Principles for Reconciliation and Calls to Action.
  • Providing input and recommendations, where possible and appropriate, on:
    • strategies, programs and services that support and facilitate Concordia’s recruitment, admission, retention, and graduation of indigenous learners;
    • strategies, programs and services that support and facilitate Concordia’s recruitment and retention of indigenous faculty and staff;
    • integration of Indigenous knowledge and the Principles of Reconciliation into existing courses, programs, and governance structures at Concordia; and
    • that could be undertaken to enhance the cultural climate at Concordia for indigenous learners, staff, and faculty.

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