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Indigenization at Waterloo

Indigenization is a major topic of discussion at universities across the country and Waterloo is no exception. Here are some resources to help you get started.

What is Indigenization?

Camosun College's “Inspiring Relationships” Indigenization plan provides this definition:

“Indigenization is the process by which Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing and relating are incorporated into educational, organizational, cultural and social structures.”

The authors of "Reconciliation within the Academy: Why is Indigenization so Difficult?" (PDF) put it this way:

"Indigenization is the process of creating a supportive and comfortable space inside our institutions within which Indigenous people can succeed."

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