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Recognizing National Indigenous Peoples Day

(SAULT STE. MARIE, ON – June 21, 2017):  Algoma University recognizes that today is National Indigenous Peoples Day.  This day, established in 1996 as National Aboriginal Day, was renamed by Prime Minister Trudeau today.   It brings people together across Canada to celebrate the unique heritage, diverse cultures and outstanding achievements of Anishinaabe (First Nations, Metis and Inuit) peoples.

This day is especially significant for Algoma University, since our campus is located on sacred lands set aside in the early nineteenth century by Chief Shingwauk for education.  Together with Shingwauk Kinoomaage Gamig, the Shingwauk Education Trust, the Anishinaabe People’s Council, and the Children of Shingwauk Alumni Association,  Algoma University supports Anishinaabe education and seeks to build meaningful cross-cultural relationships amongst all peoples.

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