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

Monthly Reading Circle – Anyone is welcome to join this group and explore what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities. [on hold as of March 2020 due to COVID-19]

Reading Circle Notebook –We post summaries from the reading circle and book reviews on the FAUW blog.

Workshops – We've held or are developing workshops on territorial acknowledgements, supporting Indigenous students, updating your syllabus, and more. Watch the FAUW event listings for upcoming events.

Indigenization mailing list – Get Indigenization news and events from FAUW and elsewhere. Sign up here: