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Recognizing Indigenous History Month at UNB

Author: UNB Newsroom

Posted on May 31, 2023

Category: UNB Saint John , UNB Fredericton

Indigenous history month

The UNB community will commemorate National Indigenous History Month in June and honour the remarkable contributions of the Wabanaki people in New Brunswick.

Transforming intentional thinking into meaningful action is a crucial element in the university’s UNB Toward 2030 strategic vision. Piluwitahasuwawsuwakon, which means allowing our thinking to change so that action will follow in a good way toward truth, is the commitment identified within the strategic plan.

As an institution of learning that produces and disseminates knowledge, we recognize and respect the history, culture, knowledge, languages, spirituality, beliefs and rights of the Wabanaki nation.

In recognition of Indigenous History Month, there will be opportunities for the UNB community to attend various events and engage in activities which amplify Indigenous voices, stories and achievements and create opportunities to foster a deeper understanding and appreciation of Indigenous cultures.

On June 1, Indigenous students, Indigenous community members and local health service providers will engage in a circle discussion on the importance of accessibility and inclusion, creating a supportive community within the university, and providing support for Indigenous students in Saint John.

This event, which is part of the UNB Diversity Dialogues initiative, will be led by Elder Andrea Simon.

To ensure Indigenous and all cultures are honored and valued year-round, we commit to promoting positive change, social justice and creating a more inclusive campus community.

Fostering the growth and success of Indigenous people with disabilities