NBCC honoured with Feathers of Understanding

New Brunswick Community College has been honoured for its work to bring attention to murdered and missing Indigenous women.

Gertrude Nicholas and Marlene Ward of Red Teepee Creations recently presented the college with seven wooden Feathers of Understanding.

Suzanne Desrosiers, vice-president employee and student development, said it will be an honour to display the works of art at each campus.

"As a college, we have made an institutional commitment to increasing the successful participation of Aboriginal learners at NBCC," said Desrosiers. "Part of this commitment is increasing understanding and reciprocity among Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal members of our college community."

NBCC says it's worked to raise awareness of murdered and missing Indigenous women through annual Sisters in Spirit vigils at all campuses, and the creation of NBCC's Aboriginal Bursary.

The college says it also includes content in relation to the National Inquiry into Missing and Murdered Indigenous Women and Girls in Aboriginal awareness online learning material for staff.