Boozhoo, Shé:kon, Waachjiiye, Tansi, Aanii, Tungasugiit, Sago, Tawnshi, Greetings!

Thank you for visiting the Office of Indigenous Relations. We work collaboratively on and off-campus to advance the goals of the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action, creating a long-term vision for the University, grounded in decolonization. Explore this website to learn more about our work and the ongoing Indigenous relations at UWaterloo.

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The University of Waterloo acknowledges that much of our work takes place on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg and Haudenosaunee peoples. Our main campus is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land granted to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River. Our active work toward reconciliation takes place across our campuses through research, learning, teaching, and community building, and is centralized within the Office of Indigenous Relations.

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

September 30, 2022 marks the 2nd annual National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

On this day we honour the lost children and Survivors of residential schools, their families and communities. Widespread public commemoration and acknowledgement of the tragic and painful history, continued impact, and intergenerational trauma of Canada's residential school legacy is a vital component of the reconciliation process. The University of Waterloo and the Office of Indigenous relations continue to amplify that truth as we build towards reconciliation. We will also highlight the beauty and resilience of indigeneity, and the strengthening of bonds with allies as we navigate this complex and meaningful day.

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Events

Friday, September 30, 2022 7:00 am - 1:30 pm EDT

National Day for Truth and Reconciliation 2022

 Hosted by the Office of Indigenous Relations,The University of Waterloo Walk for Truth and Reconciliation is an opportunity for the university campus community to connect, participate and learn about the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, also known as Orange Shirt Day.   

The sunrise ceremony, opening ceremony and remarks and feast will take place on the BMH Green.  

For more information please email indigenousrelations@uwaterloo.ca.

On this year's National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, please join us as we welcome Kevin Lamoureux (virtually). Kevin is a dynamic and gifted speaker, and will be sharing his extensive knowledge around Truth and Reconciliation, and how it pertains to Higher Learning Institutions.

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