Eli Ridder | Report

The University of Guelph-Humber noted both Summer Solstice and National Selfie Day on its social media accounts on Thursday, but failed to note Canada’s National Indigenous¬†Peoples Day.¬†

Humber College outright acknowledged the landmark day on its social media and the University of Guelph gave a nod to the date by noting it has hired six new Aboriginal faculty members over two years in their efforts towards “advancing reconciliation”.

The prime minister and most other politicians marked the date and cultural festivities were held across the country including traditional ceremonies, inclusive activities and cultural concerts.

The Toronto city sign had a medicine wheel set up next to it in honour of the celebrations.

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The university has ties to Indigenous cultural and reconciliation efforts through individuals such as Psychology Program head Dr. David Danto, who has based a large part of his career around psych issues with Indigenous culture.

The Avro Post has reached out for comment from the university.

More details to follow. Image of the University of Guelph-Humber from The Avro Post. 

Written by Eli Ridder

Eli Ridder is a freelance journalist. He founded The Avro Post in October 2017. He writes for Breaking911 and Guelph Politico, among others. Feel free to connect at ELIRIDDER@ICLOUD.COM or at ELIRIDDER.CA

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