Update from Board chair and Memorial’s president – MUN Gazette
May 19, 2023
Conversations and work related to Indigenous identity verification continue at Memorial
Over the past several months, much conversation, thought and reflection about Indigenous identity has occurred. Discussions have happened among members of the Indigenous community at Memorial, with Indigenous leaders within the province, and with support of national expertise.
Catharyn Andersen, Memorial’s vice-president, Indigenous, and her team played a critical role in moving this discussion forward and leading this important work for the Memorial community. As Board chair and Memorial’s president, we want to thank Vice-president Andersen for her leadership and for guiding us, as well as the other board members, on our learning journey.
It is clear to us that verification of a person’s Indigenous identity is important to the university. We are committed to engaging on the issue with the goal of reaching a clearer understanding of what this means for Memorial and its community members.
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