Honouring the Rights of Indigenous Peoples

Peterborough ON (September 18, 2019) – Indigenous Student Services at Fleming College is pleased to invite media and members of the community to celebrate the launch of a newly passed policy that honours the rights of Indigenous People on Wednesday, Sept. 25 from 5 – 7 p.m. at Sutherland Campus.

Fleming College believes in and promotes the rights of all First Nations (status and non-status), Inuit and Métis peoples. The College recognizes the unique histories and experiences of Indigenous peoples in Canada and the ongoing impacts of colonization. The new policy is intended to meet the requirements of the United Nations Declaration for the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP), the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC), as well as the CiCAN Indigenous Education Protocol. The policy affirms the College’s commitment to equity and inclusion, and providing a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous Peoples and their ways of knowing.

The event will occur in the Main Foyer at Fleming’s Sutherland Campus, 599 Brealey Dr., Peterborough. Elder Shirley Williams and Elizabeth Osawamick will conduct a ceremony, honouring the newly passed policy, followed by socializing, feast foods and round dance to conclude the event.

If you plan to attend, please RSVP to communications@flemingcollege.ca.

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 6,800 full-time and 10,000 part-time students, and 75,000 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