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Commitment To Indigenous Peoples


Fleming College is situated on Mississauga Territory. As many of us are settlers on this land, it is our collective responsibility to pay respect and recognize that this land is the traditional territory of the Mississaugas. In acknowledging that this space occupies colonized territories, and with respect for the rights of Indigenous peoples, it is our collective responsibility to know our colonial histories and their present-day implications, so that we can honour, protect, and sustain this land.

Indigenous Education Council

Composed of members from Fleming College as well as the Indigenous Community, the Indigenous Education Council (IEC) seeks to further expand and improve Indigenous education and broaden the Indigenous experience at Fleming. The IEC is also committed to developing and supporting Indigenous education aspirations through curriculum, programs, services, and research at Fleming to meet the needs of Indigenous and non-Indigenous students, faculty and staff.

The IEC acts as a primary advisory to the Fleming community on matters relating to Indigenous education programming and Indigenous support services. Although the governance of Fleming College lies with the Board of Governors, the IEC is linked to them through the College President.

Indigenous Education Protocol

Fleming College is a proud signatory of Colleges and Institutes Canada’s Indigenous Education Protocol (IEP). The Protocol affirms the College’s commitment to Indigenous education. This includes inclusivity of Indigenous cultures, the elimination of barriers to education, and meaningful actions to better serve Indigenous peoples.

By signing the IEP, Fleming agreed to seven guiding principles:

  1. Commit to making Indigenous education a priority.
  2. Ensure governance structures recognize and respect Indigenous peoples.
  3. Implement intellectual and cultural traditions of Indigenous peoples through curriculum and learning approaches relevant to learners and communities.
  4. Support students and employees to increase understanding and reciprocity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.
  5. Commit to increasing the number of Indigenous employees with ongoing appointments throughout the institution, including Indigenous senior administrators.
  6. Establish Indigenous-centred holistic services and learning environments for learner success.
  7. Build relationships and be accountable to Indigenous communities in support of self-determination through education, training and applied research.

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