Fleming College respectfully acknowledges that it is situated on the traditional lands of the Michi Saagig peoples and within the lands covered by the Williams Treaty. Peterborough, Lindsay, Haliburton and Cobourg campuses are home to a large and growing First Nation, Inuit and Metis population as well as diverse Urban & Rural Indigenous communities.
Indigenous Academics at Fleming College engages students with aspects of Indigenous people’s knowledge, perspectives, and experiences that are relative to their discipline of study and to the shared history and experience as individuals living in Canada.
Indigenous Studies is a growing, globally engaged field of study. Indigenous Studies engages students with aspects of Indigenous peoples’ ways of knowing and ways of living in the world that include, among other things, ecological ways of knowing, histories, identities, cultural practices and traditions, languages, community engagement, governance, and community dynamics. Fleming College’s Indigenous Perspectives and Program Teams are committed to providing high quality and vocationally specific educational opportunities for all students that draw upon the CiCan Indigenous Education Protocol, the Truth & Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous People.
The Indigenous Academic team is committed to:
- Increasing our Indigenous Perspectives designated programs, while also working to partner with Program teams to blend Indigenous experience, knowledge and pedagogy appropriately and respectfully.
- Create and maintain respectful partnerships internally and with the greater Indigenous community that will support relationship building with Elder and Knowledge Holders, First Nations, Metis, Inuit and Urban & Rural Indigenous communities, organizations and professionals.