Fleming College’s Indigenous Student Services offer graduating students opportunity to acknowledge rights of Indigenous peoples with declaration

Peterborough ON – (June 13, 2019) – Indigenous Student Services at Fleming College is pleased to offer 2019 graduating students an opportunity to sign a declaration during convocation ceremonies at Sutherland, Frost and Haliburton campuses that acknowledge the rights of Indigenous peoples.

The declaration states, “By signing, I am making a declaration to move forward in my professional and personal life as a person who acknowledges the rights of Indigenous peoples and will advocate for further respect towards First Nation, Métis and Inuit peoples within the territory that I choose to call home.”

Students who sign the declaration during convocation ceremonies will be given a medicine wheel pin to wear on their gowns. Last year, graduating students at Sutherland and Frost campuses were the first to be offered this opportunity, and nearly 900 students signed the declaration between the two campuses.  

“Indigenous Student Services at Fleming is working towards educating all students of the history of the lands they call home, and is moving forward in renewed commitments to Indigenous peoples and students,” said Kylie Fox-Peltier, Indigenous Student Services Manager.

For more information about Indigenous Student Services at Fleming College, please visit https://flemingcollege.ca/student-experience/indigenous-student-services.

About Fleming College
Located in the heart of Central Ontario, Fleming College has campus locations in Peterborough, Lindsay, Cobourg and Haliburton. Named for famous Canadian inventor and engineer Sir Sandford Fleming, the college features more than 100 full-time programs in Arts and Heritage, Business, Environmental and Natural Resource Sciences, General Arts and Sciences, Health and Wellness, Justice and Community Development, Skilled Trades and Technology, and Continuing Education. Fleming College has more than 5,900 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 71,000 alumni.

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Media, for more information please contact:

Sara O’Halloran

Communications Officer 

sara.ohalloran@flemingcollege.ca

705.749.5530 x 1366