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AUSU has developed a new Indigenous Students Position Policy

Your AU Students’ Union recognizes that Indigenous learners experience many barriers to accessing post-secondary education in Canada, and we are working to develop support and recognition for indigenous students at Athabasca University and across Canada.

AUSU executive has worked with Indigenous student leaders across Canada to address barriers for Indigenous People, worked on facilitating policy developments for an inclusive post-secondary system, and advocated for the development of an Indigenous Student Circle at AU and additional support for Indigenous students.

AUSU council also recently approved a new AUSU position policy to direct the Students’ Union in its advocacy efforts on behalf of Indigenous students, including:  

  • improvements to accessibility and resources for Indigenous learners
  • inclusivity of Indigenous views and knowledge
  • implementation of the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada
  • advancement of reconciliation efforts
  • implementation of the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP)

Click here to read the full AUSU Indigenous Policy.

Thank you to Natasha Donahue (AUSU President) for her incredible work and devotion to this initiative. Stay tuned for further developments soon!