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Territorial Acknowledgement

The Indigenous Advisory Circle and Office of Indigenization underwent extensive community engagement in the fall of 2017 to develop the following territorial or land acknowledgements.

Basic Acknowledgement

Welcome to the University of Regina, situated on the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. The University of Regina is on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6.

Intermediate Acknowledgement

Welcome to the University of Regina, with three federated colleges, the First Nations University of Canada, Campion College and Luther College. The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6. These are the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Today, these lands continue to be the shared Territory of many diverse peoples from near and far.

Extended Acknowledgement

Welcome to the University of Regina, with three federated colleges, the First Nations University of Canada, Campion College and Luther College. The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 lands with a presence in Treaty 6. These are the territories of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, and Nakoda, and the homeland of the Métis/Michif Nation. Today, these lands continue to be the shared Territory of many diverse peoples from near and far. The nêhiyawak originally referred to Regina as oskana kā-asastēki which literally means "The place where bones are piled up." This is why Regina's nickname is "Pile O'Bones" and this is the origin of the name of our current location in Wascana Park.

Terms

nêhiyawak - nay-hi-yuh-wuk (Cree)

Anihšināpēk - uh-nish-i-naa-payk (Saulteaux)

oskana kâ-asastêki - os-kuh-nuh-kaa-us-us-tay-kih