Powwows, Tribal Elders, and a New College Curriculum
Top of Mind with Julie Rose - Radio Archive, Episode 589 , Segment 3
Episode: Trump-Era Bipartisanship, Cancer Wellness, See Own Bias
- Jul 6, 2017 11:00 pm
- 17:16 mins
Guest: Peter Stoicheff, PhD, President and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Saskatchewan, Canada Every spring, in addition to its traditional black-robed graduation ceremony, Canada’s University of Saskatchewan hosts a Graduation Powwow. Bright feathers, ceremonial outfits, drumming, and singing, all in honor of the university’s aboriginal graduates. University President Peter Stoicheff wants the university to incorporate indigenous culture into all of its academics, and not just for native students, but for the benefit of the entire student body. Can an institution like a university, founded on the principles of Western colonial culture, truly represent indigenous philosophy and tradition?