Dr. Isabelle Knockwood BA ’92; DCL’13, third from left, helped dedicate the new Indigenous Student space on campus.

A Home Away from Home for Indigenous Students

By Suzanne Robicheau | spring 2016

At a dedication ceremony in early February, Mi’kmaw elder, author, and Saint Mary’s alumnus Dr. Isabelle Knockwood (BA’92; DCL’13) helped the University celebrate the opening of our new Indigenous Student Space. According to Elora Gehue, President of Saint Mary’s Aboriginal Society, this dedicated on-campus location for indigenous students to meet, work, share, and collaborate is “a place to call home.” By fostering the engagement of our indigenous community, the creation of this space meets one of the key recommendations in the President’s Task Force on Aboriginal Students and answers a call to action put forth in 2015 by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada.

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