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Orange Shirt Day at TRU

Orange Shirt Day is an annual event that recognizes the harm done by the residential school system. It’s an opportunity for residential school survivors, local government members, Indigenous youth, students, faculty and staff to come together in the spirit of reconciliation and hope for generations of children to come.

Partnership Agreement

TRU and Tk’emlúps te Secwépemc pledge to advance partnerships and cooperation in an agreement that commits to fostering greater understanding and respect between the two organizations.
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Digitized Secwepemc Resources

Material from the Secwepemc Cultural Education Society has been uploaded to the web in the form of a collection of PDFs, videos and sound recordings.
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Indigenous Health and Nursing

The TRU School of Nursing has worked with several Indigenous individuals and organizations to increase recruitment and retention of Indigenous students in nursing.
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Indigenous Awareness Week

A variety of activities take place every year in late February. Past events have included a fashion show, an elders luncheon, a bannock bake-off, and more.
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First Nations and Indigenous Affairs Committee

The First Nations and Indigenous Affairs Committee of Senate has regular meetings to review Indigenous programs and services at Thompson Rivers University.
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Indigenous institutional learning outcomes

To support student success, TRU identified eight institutional learning outcomes, including indigenization, that all baccalaureate degree students will achieve as part of completion of their degree.
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Stop / Estil Signs

Estil, Secwepemctsin for ‘stop’, is stopping traffic on TRU’s Kamloops campus — a public indicator that TRU is located in the heart of Secwepemc territory.
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Coyote sculpture

The coyote sculpture created by artist John McEwen watches atop the House of Learning at TRU's campus in Kamloops. Symbolizing our commitment to realizing potential, the sculpture faces towards the rising sun and is made from metal fashioned into stars.

Territorial Marker

The deep relationship between the Secwepemc people and the traditional lands on which TRU resides is commemorated on campus with a First Nations territorial marker.
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Free Secwepemc language classes

Classes offered once a year give faculty and staff an opportunity learn the basics of Secwepemc language — introductions, greetings and pronunciation — and culture.

Ch'nook Scholars

The Ch’nook Scholars program works with Indigenous students engaged in full-time business education. The program offers a set of activities to help students in the areas of achievement and contribution.
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TRU Law response to TRC

Law students spend the day hearing from residential school survivors, touring an old school dormitory and listening to a panel discussion focused on experiences of survivors and the effects of intergenerational trauma.
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Tulo Centre of Indigenous Economics

The Tulo Centre offers programs that renew Indigenous economies and empower communities.
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Indigenous Book Club

This campus-wide club meets to discuss interesting and thought-provoking books on Indigenous topics. It’s an open and empowering space with room for discussions, questions and reflections.

Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization Committee

The TRU Faculty Association has established a committee meant to inform the work of the provincial Federation of Post-Secondary Educators Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization Committee.
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