Honouring the Past Together
Providence welcomes and supports First Nations, Métis and Inuit students.
As part of our commitment to Indigenous achievement, we begin all of our official, institutional events with a Traditional Territories (or Land) Acknowledgement.
By sharing this acknowledgement publicly, we are articulating our intent to support our Indigenous students, staff, faculty and guests and our desire is to create a learning environment at Providence that welcomes and cares for them. At the same time, we encourage our entire Providence community to increase their awareness of Indigenous history and perspectives.
The land acknowledgement reads:
Providence carries out its activity as an educational institution on the traditional territories of the Cree, Anishinabe, and Métis nations. We honor them as the ancient peoples and current hosts of this part of God’s creation.
The Roseau River First Nation Community is the nearest relatives to these ancient peoples. We live together according to Treaty One signed in 1871. We seek to understand Indigenous perspectives and the story of the land on which our campus rests.
The Land Acknowledgement statement is also available here so that it can be printed and used by staff and faculty.