As an institution and a community, College of the Rockies recognizes that we reside, work, and learn on the unceded traditional territories of Indigenous peoples who have been caretakers of these lands and waterways since time immemorial. We also recognize the complex, storied, and problematic history of these lands and its lasting impacts on education, including systemic anti-Indigenous racism, Residential Schools, and the assimilationist agendas of past Provincial and Federal governments.
The College acknowledges this history and the necessity for Truth and Reconciliation. Reconciliation is an on-going process and revealing truth is a vital component of reconciliation. The College is committed to continuously working towards amplifying the truths shared by Indigenous communities through decolonizing curricula, Indigenizing our campuses, and working shoulder to shoulder with Indigenous partners. This journey requires meaningful engagement, reciprocal relationships, and for every member of the College to hold ourselves accountable as we work together to make positive change.