FAUW’s Indigenization working group aims to help faculty members better understand and take action on Indigenization and reconciliation efforts.

The working group engages in educational and advocacy activities as appropriate, supports Indigenous initiatives and liaises with other related organizations of the University—including the office of the senior director of Indigenous Initiatives, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre, and the Indigenous Students’ Association—as well as OCUFA and CAUT. The working group also assists the FAUW Board by providing input on matters pertaining to Indigenization and higher education.

Contact Laura McDonald or any member of the working group for more information or to get involved.

Current activities

The working group is currently consulting with Indigenous members of the UW community about the mandate of the group, as well as on the working group name and structure.

The Monthly Reading Circle explores what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities. Events were put on hold in March 2020, but you can find past readings here. The circle resumed on an ad hoc (rather than monthly) basis in March 2021 with a discussion led by Logan MacDonald.

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