York University and partners invite students to join the International Indigenous Student Exchange Knowledge Fair on Dec. 16 and 17 from 7 to 10 p.m. Understanding Indigeneity transcends national and regional contexts, and York University has launched the International Indigenous Student Exchange Program to provide opportunities for dialogue and collaboration between Indigenous students at York and their peers […]
The panel focused on reconciliation in action and was the University’s keynote event leading into a full day of activities created for the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation. The day concluded with a symbolic evening illumination in orange light of the Ross Building on the Keele Campus and the Glendon Manor on the Glendon […]
This year, York University’s Faculty of Environmental and Urban Change (EUC) Seminar Series is focusing on Assistant Professor Martha Stiegman’s knowledge translation project Polishing the Chain, which leverages research by the Indigenous-led Talking Treaties community arts project of Jumblies Theatre and Arts to enrich public discussion of treaty relations Toronto. Toronto is the traditional territory of the Wendat, Anishnaabeg […]
La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues and students, As many of you may be aware, Sept. 30 has been declared by the federal government to be the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, a day to learn about and reflect upon the intergenerational trauma and harm resulting from the residential school system across Canada, […]
York University has launched a new organized research unit (ORU) that is the first at the University to focus on Indigenous and decolonizing scholarship. The Centre for Indigenous Knowledges and Languages (CIKL) is led by inaugural Director Deborah McGregor, an associate professor at York and the Canada Research Chair in Indigenous Environmental Justice at Osgoode Hall […]
La version française suit la version anglaise. Dear colleagues, We are excited to share some important updates on the work of the President’s Advisory Council on Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI), and to explain how York community members can support our efforts to make York University a more diverse, inclusive and equitable place for all. […]
When Jennifer Rokaya Sedgewick wears beaded earrings, she’s making a statement about resistance to colonial norms and making herself visible as an Indigenous woman. In fact, the York University PhD student has largely decolonized her wardrobe, ensuring that her clothing choices reflect her identity. “Eurocentric norms dictate proper appearance,” said Sedgewick, who is Métis. “Fashion is resistance.” […]
After winning a major grant from SSHRC, History Professor Carolyn Podruchny leads a study on Indigenous ways of knowing. This has tremendous potential to inform university-based knowledge creation and transfer, and aid in decolonizing the university.
The Indigenous Council will soon offer an indispensable guide for non-Indigenous researchers hoping to undertake Indigenous research. Brainstorm speaks with the curators of this information to learn more.
Two new books from Osgoode Hall Law School, on Indigenous research and the relationship between Indigenous peoples and Canada, illustrate York’s thought leadership in this field. Professors Deborah McGregor and Karen Drake have produced edited collections that will make lasting contributions. In the coming years, Indigenous leadership in York’s collaborative, socially engaged research will create […]