Recognition of Indigenous Territory Wording

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Recognition of Indigenous Territory Wording


It has pointed out that there is a spelling error in the message sent out on August 30th on behalf of the TRUFA Equity Committee, encouraging faculty to acknowledge in their course outlines the Secwepemc territory on which TRU is located. Here is the correct spelling:

“Located on the Tk’emlups te Secwepemc territory within the unceded traditional lands of Secwepemcúl’ecw (Secwepemc Nation)”

However, a more accurate acknowledgement is to include the following line immediately below the TRU logo:

“ne Secwepemcúl’ecw, in unceded Secwepemc territory”

You may also customize your outline to include the following gratitude (courtesy of Dr. Nicole Schabus):

I acknowledge the Secwepemc Nation, upon whose traditional and unceded land Thompson Rivers University is located (ne Secwepemcúl’ecw). I am grateful for the Secwepemc Nation’s generosity and hospitality while we live, learn and work in their territory.

Tom Friedman

TRUFA President