Plans underway for innovative Indigenous university centre in Quebec – CBC

by ahnationtalk on December 13, 202231 Views

Dec 13, 2022

Initiative at Université Laval hopes to decolonize education

Representatives of the First Nations Education Council [FNEC] and Université Laval signed an agreement on Monday to start planning what they say will be Quebec’s first Indigenous educational hub.

The FNEC announced it is drafting a business plan for an initiative called “Maison des savoirs” — an Indigenous university centre which will be created by and for Indigenous peoples.

“This is a very important moment for me,” said Innu elder Élisabeth Ashini, chief of Gesgapegiag and the FNEC Chiefs Committee, who said an opening prayer at the event.

“I know that elders of my generation, if they were here, they would be very happy.”

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