UBC’s 2020 Indigenous Strategic Plan (ISP) is now official, having launched on September 14th with a virtual celebration. The ISP continues the work of UBC’s 2009 Aboriginal Strategic Plan and responds to the calls to action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) and United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples (UNDRIP) and the calls for justice of the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls (MMIWG).
Acting as a blueprint, the ISP identifies eight unique goals and 43 actions that UBC will undertake collectively in order to achieve its stated vision of being “a leading university globally in the implementation of Indigenous peoples’ human rights.”
In this blog post, we take a look at how IRSI’s activities support and align with some of the specific actions of the ISP. As can be seen in the above graphic, IRSI’s activities are especially relevant to ISP Goals #3: Moving Research Forward; #4: Indigenizing Our Curriculum; and #7: Providing Tools for Success.