June 21, 2020

The SFSS would like to celebrate and acknowledge that it is National Indigenous Peoples Day (June 21st). The SFSS prioritizes Indigenous voices, and we acknowledge that the SFSS is located on the traditional, unceded territories of the Coast Salish peoples, including the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish), Sel̓íl̓witulh (Tsleil-Waututh), kʷikʷəƛ̓əm (Kwikwetlem) and q̓icə̓y̓ (Katzie) Nations. We want to acknowledge that this is a day to recognize and celebrate Indigenous people all over Turtle Island. We would like to also say congratulations to the Indigenous Graduates of 2020 and recognize your hard work and perseverance throughout your academic journey.

The SFSS recognizes the significance of Indigenous presence on campus as well as the hard work and advocacy of the Indigenous communities that are at SFU. We hope students, faculty, and staff take this opportunity to learn and work towards reconciliation efforts. We hope you take the time to learn with open hearts and open minds, the SFSS is working towards supporting Indigenous students and ensuring that we are allowing that space so we can continue to support and work together in a good way.

Have a great weekend, Happy Indigenous Peoples Day!

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