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Indigenous Engagement Strategic Plan

Building on the University of Regina’s history as a leader in Indigenous engagement and education, the Office of Indigenous Engagement, led by Lori Campbell, Associate Vice-President, is working to develop an Indigenous engagement strategic plan. The strategic plan will identify actions to break down barriers and empower Indigenous peoples and communities by reviewing university practices, policies, and process.

Decolonizing the university teaching, research, learning and services will take time and meaningful collaboration with the university community and Treaty 4 and 6 First Nations and Métis communities. Students, staff, and First Nation and Métis community members are invited to share their thoughts and perspectives on actions and changes that ensure the University of Regina continues to be a welcoming and safe campus for all.

Over the next four months, various opportunities will be available for students, faculty, and Indigenous communities to share ideas that further support academic Indigenization, Indigenous-centred research, governance and administration, student success, and community engagement.

Conversations and engagement will focus on rebuilding relationships with Indigenous communities, acknowledging truths and advancing Indigenous excellence.

Open House

February 15, 2023
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Research and Innovation Centre Atrium (main floor common area)
Main Campus
3737 Wascana Parkway, Regina, SK

  • Drop-in engagement session with booths to share your input.
  • Collect stamps on a passport for a chance to win a door prize.

Student Survey

November 27, 2022 – January 6, 2023

Anonymous student survey to better understand current knowledge and activities at the university. A short survey consisted of 12 questions related to aligning principles, teaching and learnings, and Indigenous community engagement.

The survey is now closed. The results are being analyzed and will provide important baseline information for the creation of the Indigenous Engagement Strategic Plan. A summary of the results will available on this page as an appendix in the final plan document.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the development of the Indigenous Engagement Strategic Plan or would like to participate and provide input on the plan, please feel free to connect with the Office of Indigenous Engagement.

Lori Campbell, Associate Vice-President (Indigenous Engagement)

Rebecca Sparvier, Executive Assistant

Phone: 306-337-2944
Email: Rebecca.Sparvier@uregina.ca

Office of Indigenous Engagement

Research and Innovation Centre (RI 118)
University of Regina Main Campus

Guiding the Plan

The United Nations Declaration on Rights of Indigenous Peoples, the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, and the Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls Calls for Justice all have a role in ensuring true systemic change. Work towards the creation of an Indigenous engagement strategic plan will align with the three documents and the University of Regina’s 2020-2025 Strategic Plan, All Our Relations, kahkiyaw kiwâhkômâkaninawak.

Developing an Indigenous engagement strategic plan requires inclusive and meaningful conversations about the university systems, opportunities for improvements and acknowledging truths and experiences of everyone on campus. Guiding conversations and decisions throughout the process will be the University of Regina’s values of mutual respect, honesty, and integrity; Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion; Indigenous ways of knowing; and community and social responsibility.

Staying true to, and living the university’s values, an Advisory Group has been created that will support and guide engagement and development of the plan. The Advisory Group is made up of six members, including students, academic staff, and First Nation and Métis members.

Students, staff, board, executives, deans, academic staff and Treaty 4 and 6 First Nations and Métis communities are essential and will play a critical role in the creation of an innovative and transformational Indigenous engagement strategic plan.

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Strengthening Connections

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Honouring the past, together.

The University of Regina and its federated colleges are on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 territories — the homelands of the nêhiyawak, Anihšināpēk, Dakota, Lakota, Nakoda peoples, and Michif/Métis nation.

We recognize that, as an institution founded by settlers, we benefit from being on this land. We are grateful for the privilege to learn, teach, and work here. We demonstrate our commitment to reconciliation by incorporating Indigenous knowledge and world views in our research, teaching, and studies to ensure that there are increased economic, social, and creative opportunities for current and future generations. It is our responsibility to strengthen relationships with Indigenous communities and build a more inclusive future.

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