Our vision & guiding principles


Indigenous Workways aims to develop organizational tools and cultures that will empower Ontario’s Indigenous youth in their current and prospective careers. We seek to identify and build on Indigenous employees' positive experiences with interpersonal and organizational trust.

Guiding principles

We are an Indigenous and non-Indigenous team comprised of both faculty and students, guided by knowledge keepers and elders.  We are using both traditional academic methods and Indigenous methodology to approach our research.  We aim to conduct this research mindfully, with clear awareness that we become a team with those who are willing to share their experience and knowledge with us, where we learn together and learn from each other.

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Indigenous Workways acknowledges that we live and work on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishinaabeg, and Haudenosaunee peoples.

The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations, also known as the Haudensaunee people. This land includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.

The University of Windsor sits on the traditional territory of the Three Fires Confederacy of First Nations, comprised of the Ojibway, the Odawa, and the Potawatomie.