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New guide ‘introduces’ campus to Indigenous students – Western News

August 23, 2018

It is only a start to the conversation – but it is an important start.

This fall, Western will distribute 5,000 new guides intended to help faculty, staff and administrators support the educational and cultural needs of Indigenous students. Built on the foundation of the university’s Indigenous Strategic Plan, the Guide for Working with Indigenous Students is a primer that outlines contextual reasons and practical ways to make the campus and classroom more receptive spaces.

“This guide is only scratching the surface, giving people some context,” said Candace Brunette-Debassige, the guide’s lead co-author. “It’s kind of like a 101 (course) – it’s an introduction, it’s a support and hopefully it inspires people to take a deeper look.”

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