OC Indigenization Task Force update

By Public Affairs | April 13, 2021

This message has been posted on behalf of the Okanagan College Indigenization Task Force.

Okanagan College's Indigenization Task Force is currently in its engagement phase with Indigenous communities to seek guidance and reflections on how OC can do a better job of working with, and learning from, Indigenous communities.

Engaging with community partners and stakeholders ensures we hear everyone’s voice in a holistic manner and these conversations will help guide us in our Indigenization plan.  We will review and cluster input, insights and themes that emerge from the planned sessions.  Those will be topics for Indigenous communities to review, and then conversations with OC staff and students will follow.

We look forward to working with OC staff and students in the next phase of engagement to continue these critical conversations on identifying areas where we can enhance our efforts.

Upcoming engagement sessions will allow you to share your knowledge and experiences and communicate educational needs and goals to help shape the Okanagan College Indigenization Plan.

Our OC Indigenization plan will promote further changes to our institution, in ways that bring important shifts in how we see and engage with Indigenization.

Okanagan College is dedicated to achieving excellence in all areas of Indigenous education. For more information, see https://www.okanagan.bc.ca/indigenizationengagement.

Tags: Indigenization, Inside OC



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