Statement from President Diamond on Colten Boushie

 

Monday, February 12, 2018

On behalf of OCAD University, I offer deep condolences to the Baptiste/Boushie family and the people of Red Pheasant Reserve, and mourn the loss of a young man described by his mother as gentle and optimistic. We agree with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould when she says “Canada must do better.” It is essential for the judicial system to ensure a fair, just and equitable legal process for all Indigenous people of all ages.  

At this time, our hearts also go out to our Indigenous students, faculty and staff who are deeply affected by Friday’s verdict and its implications.

OCAD University recognizes the urgency for us all, as allies and an institution, to undertake meaningful actions of social justice through art and design education. 

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand.

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Monday, February 12, 2018

On behalf of OCAD University, I offer deep condolences to the Baptiste/Boushie family and the people of Red Pheasant Reserve, and mourn the loss of a young man described by his mother as gentle and optimistic. We agree with Justice Minister Jody Wilson-Raybould when she says “Canada must do better.” It is essential for the judicial system to ensure a fair, just and equitable legal process for all Indigenous people of all ages.  

At this time, our hearts also go out to our Indigenous students, faculty and staff who are deeply affected by Friday’s verdict and its implications.

OCAD University recognizes the urgency for us all, as allies and an institution, to undertake meaningful actions of social justice through art and design education. 

OCAD University acknowledges the ancestral and traditional territories of the Mississaugas of the New Credit, the Haudenosaunee, the Anishinaabe and the Huron-Wendat, who are the original owners and custodians of the land on which we stand.