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Indigenous Representation Still Matters During COVID-19

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Recommendations for Institutions 0 1 02 03 Despite the many possibilities of online learning, the unique barriers impacting Indigenous students mean they are unable to benefit from these important cultural and academic opportunities. Understand these unique challenges. Educate non-Indigenous staff and faculty on these challenges. Ask staff and faculty who work with Indigenous students what they need in order to feel supported. Recognize the unique challenges facing Indigenous students and the staff and faculty who support them Continue to support the meaningful integration of First Nations, M├ętis, Inuit, and Afro-Indigenous perspectives, knowledges, and worldviews in virtual and in-person learning spaces. Ensure there is Indigenous representation in leadership and in other areas of the institution. Continue to fund Indigenization initiatives that support Indigenous student success, cultural awareness, and meaningful relationship building. Continue to make Indigenous education a priority Thank you to everyone who attended this Virtual Sharing Circle session and contributed to this output! Process facilitation lead and report created by: Emma Greenfield, Future Pathways Program Advisor Once there is an increased understanding of the challenges Indigenous students, staff, and faculty face, respond with supportive solutions. Centre their voices in decision-making. Be flexible and adaptive. Support Indigenous student services and their right to self- determination in meeting the needs of students as well as the Indigenization goals of the institution. Be responsive to the unique challenges facing Indigenous students and the staff and faculty who support them

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