Indigenous Advisory Council

Volunteer | Call for members | Closes September 29, 2017

As part of its response to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, MacEwan University is establishing the Indigenous Advisory Council to provide an opportunity for Indigenous perspectives to be heard and integrated in the university's planning and deliberations, both academic and otherwise. 

The president of MacEwan University is requesting applications for internal (MacEwan students and employees) and community members of the Indigenous Advisory Council.

Details

Terms of reference

The mandate, membership, and other terms of reference of the Council are determined by the President, and through engagement with the Chair of the Council and Elders in Indigenous communities.

The President confirms the appointment of members to the Council, selected through an open, transparent nomination process.

The goal is for the Council to represent the diversity of the community.

The Council forwards its recommendations to the President. The Council reports directly to the Office of the President.

Terms, meetings, time commitment and expenses

Community members are appointed for terms of up to three years, and may be eligible for appointment for a second term of up to three years. In the interest of balancing continuity and renewal, the terms of office will be staggered.

The Council meets at least four times a year, in addition to committee meetings and participating in special events, like Convocation.

Council members can expect a significant time commitment to prepare for and attend meetings, generally held during portions of the workday. Council members are reimbursed for allowable expenses.

Community member positions

The President of MacEwan University is seeking applications for the following external community members of the Indigenous Advisory Council:

  • one Elder

  • two Indigenous Community Members

  • two Indigenous Alumni

  • up to five members-at-large, ideally representing each Nation located on Treaty 6 territory, namely: Sioux, Cree, Dene, Metis, and Inuit.


The President is looking for community members who:

  • demonstrate knowledge of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities, including their diverse backgrounds and culture, socio-economic issues and educational needs.

  • may have the ability to speak an Indigenous language.

  • have strong ambassador skills and a positive reputation in the community.

Internal MacEwan community members

The President of MacEwan University is seeking applications for the following internal community members of the Indigenous Advisory Council:

  • one Indigenous Student Club representative 

  • one SAMU representative

  • two Indigenous Faculty members

  • one non-Indigenous Faculty member (non-voting)

  • one kihêw waciston staff member

  • one Dean and/or designate ( non-voting)

     

The President is looking for community members who:

  • demonstrate knowledge of First Nations, Metis, and Inuit communities, including their diverse backgrounds and culture, socioeconomic issues and educational needs. 

  • may have the ability to speak an Indigenous language. 

  • have strong ambassador skills and a positive reputation in the community.

     

How to apply

Please submit a cover letter, a resume and a list of three references, with contact information. Alternatively, supporting documents, including a letter of support, may be submitted. 

Documents may be sent in one of the following ways: faxed, scanned and attached to an email, delivered in person or sent by mail to the attention of Roslyn Cardinal.

Contact

If you have questions or if you require assistance with completing the application, contact Roslyn Cardinal.

Roslyn Cardinal, Administrative Assistant III
Indigenous Initiatives
kihêw waciston Indigenous Centre
Room 7-131, City Centre Campus
10700-104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB T5J 4S2
phone: 780-497-5382
fax: 780-497-5383
cardinalr25@macewan.ca