On January 15, 2015, Fanshawe celebrated Indigenous education and signed Colleges and Institutes Canada's (CICan) Indigenous Education Protocol.

CICan developed the Indigenous Education Protocol for colleges and institutes as an aspirational guide to support their members' commitment to Indigenous education.

The spirit of the protocol is to provide a vision of how colleges and institutes can strive to improve and better serve Indigenous peoples.

The protocol was signed by Fanshawe President Peter Devlin and Fanshawe's Aboriginal Education Council co-chairs Candace Lickers and Robyn van Oirschot. Guests also had an opportunity to view the work of our First Nations Studies students.

"Enhancing relationships between First Nations communities and colleges and institutes will encourage and support success among Aboriginal learners," says Candace Lickers. "Fanshawe recognizes the important role Indigenous education plays and our students appreciate the College's support of and commitment to this new protocol."

"The Indigenous Education Protocol Signing Event was a great success. This was an important step for the College in strengthening our commitment to Indigenous education," said Cathie Auger, Fanshawe's Vice President of Student Services.

Photo at top of page courtesy of Anthony Isaac, "The Lead Foot."