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How is the University of Waterloo, including the Waterloo Indigenous Student 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. 

Truth and Reconciliation Commission | TRC Calls to Action (PDF)

  1. Sep. 20, 2018Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples and the Politics of WaterPainting of water and an indigenous individual.

    The current issue of Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society is out now! It is a special issue edited by Cutcha Risling Baldy and Malanie K. Yazzie focusing on Indigenous Peoples and the politics of water.

    Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education and Society solicits any work purposefully engaged in the decolonization process, regardless of discipline or field, encouraging work that actively seeks undisciplinary connections that work both against and beyond the Western academy. 

  2. July 17, 2018The Blanket Exercise

    The Blanket Exercise

    WHEN: July 20, 12:30 to 2:30PM

    WHERE: Needles Hall, room 3047

    The Blanket Exercise includes points of reference about the historical and contemporary relationship between Indigenous populations and the imposed colonial systems in Canada.  This activity takes us through a historical timeline of events that have social, political, economic and racial identity implications on Indigenous populations.

  3. Apr. 3, 2018TEACH-IN AUNTY/INDIGENOUS LOVE: CANADIAN LAWLESSNESS, INDIGENOUS LAW, AND PRACTICEPoster of the four speakers

    TEACH-IN AUNTY/INDIGENOUS LOVE: CANADIAN LAWLESSNESS, INDIGENOUS LAW, AND PRACTICE

    TEACH-IN Aunty/Indigenous Love: Canadian Lawlessness, Indigenous Law, and Practice
    170 St. George Street, JHB room 100
    Time: Apr 7th, 7:00 pm End: Apr 7th, 9:00 pm
    Interest Categories: Women/Gender, Women & Gender Studies (FAS), Political Science, Law, Faculty of , Indigenous, Education, Ontario Institute for Studies in (OISE/UT), Canada, 2000-
    Teach-in

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  1. Sep. 22, 2018Pow Wow September 2018Artistic painting of indigenous person in cultural attire.

    Every year in the fall, the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre hosts a  Pow Wow.

    If you aren't sure what a Pow Wow is, consider it a coming together of the first peoples to celebrate and honour our traditional teachings.

    We celebrate drumming, dancing and other elements of Indigenous culture, and we invite everyone to join us. Craft and food vendors are on site, and we often have different stations where visitors can go to learn about different aspects of Indigenous culture.

  2. Oct. 3, 2018Indigenous Speakers Series: Lee Maracle with Bill ColemanLee Maracle illustration

    The Indigenous Speakers Series presents renowned author and teacher Lee Maracle, who will be joined by choreographer Bill Coleman for an integrated lecture/dance performance. 

  3. Oct. 14, 2018CICAN 2018 INDIGENOUS EDUCATION SYMPOSIUM

    When:

    Sunday, October 14, 2018, 17:30 to Tuesday, October 16, 2018, 14:30

    Where:

    Hôtel – Musée Premières Nations
    5 Place de la Rencontre
    Wendake, QC

    Register now

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The Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre acknowledges that we are on the traditional territory of ‎ the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. The University of Waterloo is situated on the Haldimand Tract, the land promised to the Six Nations that includes six miles on each side of the Grand River.