We are in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.
This territory is covered by the “Treaties of Peace and Friendship” which Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) and Mi’kmaq peoples first signed with the British Crown in 1725. The treaties did not deal with surrender of lands and resources but in fact recognized Mi’kmaq and Wolastoqiyik (Maliseet) title and established the rules for what was to be an ongoing relationship between nations.
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You’re not unique--sorry, but none of us is. That said, you may from time to time have personal burdens to bear or hills to climb that the rest of us encounter only at other times in our lives. You'd be mistaken to think you’re the only one who’s ever gone through whatever difficulty you’re going through, so please reach out--to me, or to Counselling Services--if you feel yourself sliding into depression or any other unhealthy mental state.
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The Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer is available to students, staff, and faculty. The fundamental objective of the Equity Office is to prevent discrimination, sexual harassment, and personal harassment from occurring, in part by managing Acadia’s Policy Against Harassment and Discrimination. For more information, as well as for resources for students who believe they may have experienced or witnessed discrimination, sexual harassment, or personal harassment please contact Acadia’s Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Officer, Polly Leonard, MSW, RSW (she/her/hers) at equity@ACADIAU.CA, and check out the website.