Apply to sit on the AUSU Indigenous Student Representation Committee

Your AU Students’ Union recognizes that Indigenous learners experience many barriers to accessing post-secondary education in Canada. As such, we are working to develop support and recognition for indigenous students at Athabasca University and across Canada.
In addition to developing a new AUSU position policy to direct the Students’ Union in its advocacy efforts on behalf of Indigenous students, AUSU has also launched a new Indigenous Student Representation Committee.

The Indigenous Student Representation Committee is an ad-hoc committee formed to help engage Indigenous students at Athabasca University in a respectful, robust, and sustainable way in order to accomplish an organizational Indigenization strategy.

Join the Indigenous Representation Committee!

We are now recruiting a member at large for the AUSU Indigenous Representation Committee!

This is a great way to get involved with your Students’ Union, gain some great experience, and to help break down barriers for Indigenous students.

You can apply no matter where you live – meetings are by teleconference and committee work is done online! Must be an AUSU member to apply.

Click here for more info on the requirements to sit on an AUSU committee.
Click here for more info about the Indigenous Representation Committee.

Committee Objectives:

  • Identify the current state of indigenous voices and representation at AUSU and Athabasca University;
  • Develop a proposal for the role of an Indigenous student representative and the structure of an Indigenous student circle, including an honourable and fair honoraria package that respects the work of Indigenous Peoples; and
  • To develop a plan which council can follow in order to implement the Indigenous role framework it recommends to council.

Time Commitment:

Committee members should be prepared to devote a couple hours per month for email and committee related business. They should also be prepared to attend one teleconference meeting (approx 1 to-1.5 hours) per month, or possibly more if deemed necessary by the committee. 

The committee term for the ad-hoc Indigenous Student Representation Committee will be approximately eight months, from July 2020 to February 2021, unless extended by council.


Members on the Indigenous Representation Committee will receive an honorarium of $50 per meeting.

Application Process:

If you are interested in joining the AUSU Indigenous Representation Committee, fill out the application form and submit it to

The deadline to apply is Friday, July 17 at 4pm MT.

If you have any questions, email

Want to know more? Check out this interview in The Voice with AUSU President Natasha Donahue about breaking down barriers for Indigenous students, Reconciliation and AUSU’s work on Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion.