Acknowledging the Territory


Hay ch qa’ sii’em siye’yu mukw mustimuxw
(Thank you respected ones of this place)

Vancouver Island University (VIU) is a place where history and traditions are acknowledged, where contributions are valued and where success is celebrated. Situated on the traditional territory of the Coast Salish Peoples, VIU is fortunate to host a large number of Aboriginal students who are enrolled in a wide variety of programs and courses. As a team of dedicated practitioners we work together to develop community-based education, support communities to increase and build capacity, create a sense of belonging for Aboriginal students on campus, support faculty in bringing indigenous ways of knowing and being into their courses, and provide supports and services to Aboriginal students.

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