Council on Aboriginal Initiatives

The Council on Aboriginal Initiatives (CAI) evolved from a working group into an advisory group chaired by the Chancellor and the Deputy Provost. Members represent Aboriginal student groups, Faculties of Native Studies, Education, Law and Medicine & Dentistry, Alberta's Aboriginal communities, the University Senate, the Government of Alberta and the City of Edmonton.


Terms of Reference 

Council Meetings

The CAI and the CAI Steering Committee will meet not less than three times per year at mutually scheduled times.

Agendas will be managed by the co-chairs. Normally, materials shall be circulated in advance to all members.  In the case of urgent and important items that have not been placed on the agenda in advance, these may be added to the agenda on the determination of the co-chairs.

Council Secretariat

The Office of the Provost will provide secretarial support to the committee.

The Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic) will hold official records of the committee’s deliberations.  The records of the Committee will be subject to the provincial FOIPP legislation and comply with the records retention schedule of the Office of the Provost and Vice-President (Academic).

Elders Protocol & Guideline document