Indigenization

Indigenization is one of the University's two overarching areas of emphasis, along with Sustainability.

The University of Regina is situated on Treaty 4 and Treaty 6 lands. Aboriginal students, employees and community members are welcomed and supported at the University of Regina. Since the inception of the 2009-2014 Strategic Plan, we have been focused on implementing important initiatives to support the success of Aboriginal students, faculty and staff on our campuses, and Indigenize the University. This momentum is embedded and expanded in the 2015-2020 Strategic Plan.

Indigenization Definition

The Aboriginal Advisory Circle to the President (AAC) defines Indigenization as "the transformation of the existing academy by including Indigenous knowledges, voices, critiques, scholars, students and materials as well as the establishment of physical and epistemic spaces that facilitate the ethical stewardship of a plurality of Indigenous knowledges and practices so thoroughly as to constitute an essential element of the university. It is not limited to Indigenous people, but encompasses all students and faculty, for the benefit of our academic integrity and our social viability."