A University Constructed For Canadian Settlers Envisions An Indigenous Future

Mr. Stoicheff, 60, who calls himself “as white as you get,” arrived on campus in 1986 from Toronto as an English professor.
“Universities are intrinsically colonial,” said Mylan Tootoosis, 30, a doctoral student and co-chairman of the university’s Indigenous Graduate Students’ Council.
It will take generations of effort to address and change that legacy, Mr. Stoicheff said.
“Universities are so inherently white and Western, when you start to push against it, you realized how intractable a lot of that is,” Mr. Stoicheff said.
“They are not set up for indigenous students.

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