UNB’s new Knowledge Carrier-in-Residence wants to be a pillar of strength for Indigenous students – CBC

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UNB’s new Knowledge Carrier-in-Residence wants to be a pillar of strength for Indigenous students – CBC

by ahnationtalk on May 13, 202229 Views

May 13, 2022

Jean Bartibogue accepted the role and will advise the university and mentor students

For Jean Bartibogue, ensuring Indigenous students are able to thrive means strengthening their ties to their cultures.

“There’s a need for that comfort and security … to be in the presence of our people,” said Bartibogue, who has taken on the role of Kcicihtuwinut at the University of New Brunswick.

Kcicihtuwinut — or Knowledge Carrier-in-Residence — is a role that involves offering spiritual and cultural guidance for students.

The role was created in 2009 with multiple Elders holding the position, including Sagatay (Gwen Bear), Opolahsomuwehs (Imelda Perley), and Ramona Nicholas.

Read More: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/unb-knowledge-carrier-in-residence-1.6450913

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