Indigenous Studies/Services (ISS) have a long history at Georgian College, growing steadily since the early 1990s. Graduates from our three Indigenous focused academic programs are the next generation of Indigenous community leaders. We have undertaken concerted efforts related to loss of indigenous language and are producing language champions critical to cultural survival.An Indigenization strategy focused on the infusion of Indigenous curriculum, faculty training, Indigenous knowledge sharing and enhancements to physical and virtual space is underway, with advancements in each of the 7 principles in the IEP. The road to Truth and Reconciliation is reflected in the College Strategic and Academic Plans, moving us forward in a good way.
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The Indigenous Education Excellence Award
The Indigenous Education Excellence Award recognizes a college or institute that has a demonstrated commitment to Indigenous education through innovative approaches and dedicated structures, curriculum, holistic support services and community partnerships that contribute to learner success, as well as socio-economic development and reconciliation within communities. This award recognizes institutional, rather than individual achievements. To be eligible for this award, your institution must not have received the “Gold” award within the past 3 years or since 2020.