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The Office of Aboriginal Affairs pursues a number of goals in response to “A Special Obligation“, the report of a 2009 Presidential Task Force on Aboriginal Initiatives, through collaboration with other university offices and personnel.

An Aboriginal Advisory Committee has been established under the authority of the Office of the President for the purpose of advising the Special Advisor on Aboriginal Affairs on matters relating to academic programming, student support services, public engagement and any other matters as they relate to the mandate of the Office of Aboriginal Affairs. The Committee includes representatives from the Labrador Institute, Grenfell Campus, Marine Institute and the St. John’s campus.

Emotion and Intellect
Blanket exercise brings Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal history to life

September 22, 2016

The blanket exercise was developed in response to the 1996 Report of the Royal Commission on Aboriginal Peoples, which recommended education on Canadian-Indigenous history as one of the key steps to reconciliation. Covering more than 500 years of history, the participatory workshop was designed as an enactment of the history of the relationship between Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal Peoples in Canada.

From left are social work students Johanna Adams, Alyssa Maher, Brent Baker, Natasha Parsons and Caitlin Dillon.


New Awareness
First International Indigenous Intern Named by Labrador Institute

September 13, 2016

Matthew Pike of Happy Valley-Goose Bay is the Labrador Institute’s first International Indigenous Intern.

Hosted by the Arctic Council Indigenous Peoples’ Secretariat, the prestigious new internship is comprised of a three-month internship in Norway, beginning in January 2017, followed by a one-month internship in Finland at the University of the Arctic (uArctic). It is funded by a grant from the International Grenfell Association.

Cultural Connections
Memorial, Nunatsiavut Government to host Inuit Studies Conference

September 9, 2016

More than 400 Inuit, researchers, tradition-bearers, community leaders and students will participate in 200 discussions and workshops over the course of four days next month as Memorial and the Nunatsiavut Government host the 20th biennial Inuit Studies Conference.




An Aboriginal Affairs Listserv has been established to share information on Indigenous-related events, activities, courses, etc.

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