How is the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre, addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s 94 Calls to Action?
This website is a hub for projects and initiatives by members of the University and partners that respond to the Calls to Action for reconciliation amongst Indigenous peoples and all Canadians.
Watch the Integrating Knowledges video:
- Jan. 23, 2017
Post-secondary institutions across the country have been looking to implement new policies, programs and events to support the work started by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) in 2008.But there is concern about how effective these changes can be due to the long history of colonization and the oppression of Indigenous peoples.
- Nov. 2, 2016Kim Anderson, Cree/Métis writer educator and associate professor at Wilfrid Laurier University in Indigenous Studies, created the work "A Canadian Conversation." The digital story weaves performance art and the archive as a response to the installation of a statue of Sir John A. McDonald, Canada's first Prime Minister, at Laurier University.
- Oct. 17, 2016
Watch the opening ceremony and full keynote address by Professor Cindy Blackstock at Integrating Knowledges Summit, October 14, 2016:
- Jan. 25 to 13, 2017
Conrad Grebel University College and Waterloo Aboriginal Education Centre present a community photography project led by Bryce Kanbara and photographer Mina Ao, with members of the Aboriginal community in the Hamilton area sharing their stories in their homes.
- Mar. 29, 2017
The Indigenous Speaker Series presents Sylvia McAdam (Saysewahum) citizen of the nêhiyaw Nation and co-founder of the Idle No More movement. She is a recipient of numerous awards and remains active in the global grassroots Indigenous-led resistance.