Development of an Indigenous Knowledge Holders Council (E/SI)
April 25, 2023 | 1:45 pm - 2:45 pm
This presentation will focus on the development of an Indigenous Knowledge Holders Council that will be part of the new tricameral governance structure at Aurora College. A bicameral governance system is the most common approach to governance of postsecondary institutions in Canada. However, Aurora College will develop a tricameral governance system as that will bring to the forefront the importance of the Indigenous peoples of the North West Territories (NWT) in strategic planning and decision making for a postsecondary institution that supports many indigenous learners. The three governance bodies are the Board of Governors, Academic Council and Indigenous Knowledge Holders Council. The Academic Council will become the University Senate as the transformation continues. In the development of the Indigenous Knowledge Holders Council, a unique approach is used that focuses on inclusion of those who will sit on the council, those who will represent the Indigenous groups residing in the NWT, and the anticipated work of the council that will have a mandate to support Indigenous students, faculty and staff.