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Apply to become a member of the Indigenous Circle (IC)

Application Deadline: July 6th, 2021

The Indigenous Circle represents Indigenous students at the Athabasca University Students’ Union, as well as the greater AU community and advises AUSU on various matters through the lens of Indigenous students.

We are looking for up to thirteen AU undergraduate student who identify as Indigenous to join the Indigenous Circle.

The Indigenous Circle is formed by AU undergraduate students who self-identify as Indigenous. It will meet at least four times a year to share and discuss what is going on in AU’s Indigenous community. From among their members, they will also choose a representative to attend AUSU student council meetings and bring the perspective of the Indigenous Circle to the decisions made by council.

Duties include attending Indigenous Circle meetings held at least four times a year, reviewing proposals and providing feedback, and reducing the barriers to education among AU’s Indigenous learners.

Time Commitment:

Committee members meet every 3 months via Zoom teleconference. Meetings are traditionally 1-hour long. Additional special meetings may be required if the need arises.

The term for the appointed Indigenous Circle at AUSU is approximately one year, with subsequent Indigenous Circles being elected by self-identified Indigenous students in March 2022.

Honorarium:

Indigenous Circle members receive a $50 honorarium for each meeting attended.

Application Process:

To join the Indigenous Circle at AUSU, email your resume and a summary of why you are interested to Governance and Advocacy Coordinator Duncan Wojtaszek at [email protected]. You must be a current AUSU member and self-identify as Indigenous to apply.

The deadline to apply is July 6th, 2021.