Indigenous Education Council

close up of hands lighting sage in a shell

Members of the IEC will consult regularly with representatives of Indigenous organizations throughout the country, and internationally, and with individuals who are working at the community level on Indigenous issues, and make recommendations to the University to achieve its objective of Indigenous inclusion.

Terms of Reference for Indigenous Education Council

Indigenous Education Council Membership 

  • Savanah Seaton | Director, Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre
  • Jean Becker | Associate Vice President, Office of Indigenous Relations
  • Richard Myers | Principle, United College
  • John Lewis | Director, Indigenous Faculty Relations
  • Eileen Antone | Friends of the College, United College
  • Brad Regehre | Partner, Maurice Law
  • Tracy Primeau | Board Director, United College 

Meetings: IEC meets three times annually at United College


January 2023

November 2023

January 2024


June 2022

January 2023

May 2023

November 2023

Elder man standing with a small drum in hand

Edler Dr. Rev. Grafton Antone (1942-2023)

Grafton, Wolf Clan, is from Oneida of the Thames First Nations. He and his wife Eileen Antone have been a huge part of the United College community and the Waterloo Indigenous Student Centre for over ten years. Grafton has generously touched the lives of so many Indigenous students as a visiting Elder and member of the Indigenous Advisory Circle (renamed Indigenous Education Council). His commitment to his community is far reaching, as folks from London to Toronto all mourn the loss this beautiful knowledge keeper. Grafton and Eileen were named Friends of the College at the 2023 Stanely Knowles Dinner for United College.