Red River takes reconciliation step

Nov 29, 2021 | Corporate Member News

As an Indigenous student at RRC Polytechnic, Kyra De la Ronde has worked hard to ensure someone who looks like her would someday take on an executive position there.

That day came faster than even De la Ronde thought.

Jamie Wilson, Manitoba’s former treaty commissioner and a past provincial deputy minister, has been hired as the institute’s first vice-president of Indigenous strategy and business development. He starts Jan. 3.

De la Ronde, who is Métis and a second-year student in RRC Polytech’s community development program, said she was hired last summer to help develop the institution’s 2022-26 strategic plan.

The plan includes the renaming and rebranding of the college to a polytechnical institution. It also brought about the creation of the new Indigenous strategy position.

 

Read the full article via Winnipeg Free Press here. 

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