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Indigenous Olds College

Oki, Tannishi, Tawâw 

Olds College is situated on traditional Treaty Seven Territory and Region Three of the Alberta Metis Nation. We recognize that Indigenous Peoples are the first peoples of our country and we honour and respect those roots. 

At Olds College, our goal is to foster an environment of mutual respect and trust among all learners. Indigenous students, along with members of faculty and staff at the College have expressed a desire to have spaces on campus that reflect the rich history and culture of Indigenous people. With respect to the recommendations put forth in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada report (2015), it is both our desire and responsibility to support indigenous learners in an honest, respectful and welcoming manner as they pursue their studies at Olds College. We strive to learn from indigenous students and their families, and to embrace opportunities to learn about indigenous knowledge and ways of knowing. In step with Indigenous learners, we work to build credible and sustainable relationships with indigenous communities.

THE SEVEN TEACHINGS (from Empowering the Spirit)

  1. To cherish knowledge is to know WISDOM;

  2. To know LOVE is to know peace;

  3. To honor all of the Creation is to have RESPECT;

  4. BRAVERY is to face the foe with integrity;

  5. HONESTY also means “righteousness”, be honest first with yourself – in word and action;

  6. HUMILITY is to know yourself as a sacred part of the Creation,

  7. TRUTH is to know all of these things.