The FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle explores Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context. Everyone on campus is welcome and no experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Selected readings and discussions cycle through recurring themes to effect a spiral of learning where novices can hop in at any time—you won't get lost if you can't attend every meeting.

Together we will work at hearing Indigenous voices and contemplate what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities. The circle creates a space of respect, support, and co-learning. Members share a commitment to pursue steps, whether small or large, on the journey to create just relations with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

The reading circle is coordinated by George Freeman (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Ryan George (Economics), and Kim Hong Nguyen (Communication Arts), under the umbrella of the FAUW Indigenization Working Group.

Ways to participate

  • Download the readings. (The readings are in a OneDrive folder accessible to anyone with a UW employee or graduate student login. Interested undergraduate students can contact Laura McDonald to access the readings.)
  • Attend the circles. Fall 2019 sessions are October 4, October 25, and November 29 at 10:30–11:45 in EV1-221 (We moved the September 25 session to October 4 to avoid conflicting with the climate strike).
  • Follow along with our Reading Circle Notebook—summaries from the reading circle on the FAUW blog.
  • Get email reminders. Join FAUW's Indigenization mailing list to get Indigenization news and events from FAUW and elsewhere. Sign up here:


Past readings