Stop charging Secwepemc students parking at Thompson Rivers University

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While attending Thompson Rivers University one of the first things you hear is the teacher reciting the Land Acknowledgment "The campuses of Thompson Rivers University are located on the traditional and unceded territory of the Secwepemc Nation within Secwepemcul'ecw. As we share knowledge, teaching, learning and research within this university, we recognize that this territory has always been a place of teaching, learning and research."

If the university acknowledges and honours the Secwepemc and ancestral peoples who have lived here for thousands of years — upon whose traditional and unceded land Thompson Rivers University is located why would they charge the children of these ancestors to pay to park? TRU has one of the largest Indigenous student populations among BC post-secondary institutions, with well over 2,000 students (about 10 percent), and benefiting financially already because of the tuition paid but furthermore by the parking fees on unceded land. 

The university needs to make this change and stop charging Secwepemc students to park on their own land, I would go as far as saying all indigenous students should park for free as well because they are visitors to Secwepemc territory and shouldn't pay either.