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How is the University of Waterloo addressing the Truth and Reconciliation Commission (TRC) findings and the 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 with Indigenous peoples and all Canadians. 


  1. Oct. 4, 2019Jesse Thistle shares Métis micro histories at Indigenous Speakers Series
    illustration of Jesse Thistle and thistle imagery

    On September 18 the 2019-20 Indigenous Speakers Series opened with Jesse Thistle, a Métis-Cree-Scot from Prince Albert, Saskatchewan. His bestselling memoir, From the Ashes (Simon and Schuster Canada), chronicles his life on the streets and how he overcame trauma and addiction to discover the truth about who he is. His scholarship is focused on intergenerational and historic trauma of the Métis people, and also reflects on his own past struggles with homelessness.

  2. Sep. 20, 2018Special Issue: Indigenous Peoples and the Politics of Water
    Painting 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. 

  3. 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.

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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.