Our Mandate


University nuhelot’įne thaiyots’į nistameyimâkanak Blue Quills is mandated by the seven member/ owner First Nations through their Chiefs and Board of Governors to advance and protect iyiniw pimatisiwin ekwa iyiniw mamitoneyicikan (indigenous forms of life and thinking) through teaching, research, and community service, guided by the natural laws of the nehiyawak (Cree people), and grounded in nehiyawewin (Cree language), and aligning with the Blue Quills philosophy, vision, and mission statements.

The research must be conducted by and with our communities/ people, respecting traditional protocols, ethics, and relationships, and must contribute directly to the lives of people, supporting empowerment in individuals and the community.

The teaching must honour the whole person, building effective teacher learner relationships, and balancing our knowledge with contemporary literature to support learners and communities in achieving their goals.

The community service must support administrative and community activities, including ceremonial and traditional social events.