These lands that the Graduate Student Soceity at SFU operates on should be under jurisdiction of xwməθkwəy̓əm, Səl̓ílwəta?, Skwxwú7mesh, kwikwə əm, Semiahmoo, Katzie, Kwantlen, Qayqayt and Tsawwassen nations but, due to structures of genocide that specifially target Indigenous women and two-spirit people, are illegally occupied and claimed by British Columbia & Canada. The GSS recognises that there would be no higher education as we know it in Canada without the original and ongoing colonization of Indigenous peoples and lands, just as there would be no Canada. Right relations requires returning land.
Research & Writing: Chantelle Spicer
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The Graduate Student Society (GSS) of SFU would like to acknowledge the many efforts that have been put into the creation of this document. This includes the support and knowledges of the SFU Ombudsperson, the Dean of Graduate Studies, the Teaching Support Staff Union, the Executive members and staff of the GSS, and many members who provided insight and feedback. We also would like to acknowledge the financial support of the Student Experience Initiative. It takes a community to bring a project like this together.