News archive - February 2018

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

President's Statement on Waterloo’s Indigenization strategy

Over the past few days, we have heard from many in the campus community on how our nation is doing when it comes to building positive and supportive relationships with Indigenous people.

It is important to acknowledge these voices as well as the perspectives contained in an open letter to Canadian university presidents from Indigenous faculty members and others across the country. The letter calls on all post-secondary institutions to review their current approaches to working with Indigenous people and communities. 

Sunday, February 25, 2018

Decolonizing the classroom: Is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia?

Three years after the release of the TRC final report, is there space for Indigenous knowledge in academia? (Lenard Monkman/CBC)

"Education is what got us into this mess … but education is the key to reconciliation," said Senator Murray Sinclair, who led the Truth and Reconciliation Commission.

Monday, February 12, 2018

Justice for Colten Open Letter from Indigenous Faculty and Allies

Open Letter to University Presidents from Indigenous Faculty Members and Allies

To Presidents of Canadian post-secondary institutions,