Tag Archives: Indigenous

What public should know on National Indigenous Peoples Day, York U experts

TORONTO, Tuesday, June 19, 2018 – As National Indigenous Peoples Day approaches, York University Indigenous experts can discuss Indigenous slavery in Canada, gender and colonization, justice, Métis treaties, the importance of Indigenizing education, as well as Indigenous knowledge systems and their effect on environmental governance and sustainable development, and more. Signa Daum Shanks (Métis), an […]

York University announces new Indigenous teacher education degree

 TORONTO, June 19, 2018 – York University’s Faculty of Education, in partnership with the Toronto District School Board (TDSB), has created a new degree program rooted in Indigenous thought. The Bachelor of Education (BEd) – Waaban Indigenous Teacher Education has been developed to address the persistent need for more Indigenous educators, and education, across Ontario. […]

Osgoode Hall Law School adopts new Indigenous and Aboriginal Law Requirement

 A genuine watershed moment,” says Dean TORONTO, April 6, 2018 – York University’s Osgoode Hall Law School will introduce an Indigenous and Aboriginal Law Requirement in its Juris Doctor (JD) degree program starting this September. The new degree requirement is aligned with Osgoode’s commitment to reconciliation, one of five priorities outlined in the Access Osgoode […]

York U develops Indigenous Framework, 10 principles to guide future actions

TORONTO, Monday, Nov. 6, 2017 – In line with calls for Indigenous initiatives within post-secondary education in Canada, York University now has an Indigenous Framework that sets out 10 guiding principles to advance Indigeneity at the University. The Framework will help answer calls for action and reconciliation as outlined in the Truth and Reconciliation Commission […]

Osgoode Hall Law School establishes Reconciliation Fund for Indigenous initiatives

TORONTO, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – Osgoode Hall Law School of York University today announced specific actions that it will take to meet the urgent need of Reconciliation with Indigenous peoples envisioned by the report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada. Osgoode’s enhanced commitment to Reconciliation, which has been identified as a top […]

Skennen’kó:wa Gamig: York U’s Hart House renamed to create safe space for Indigenous peoples

TORONTO, Wednesday, June 21, 2017 – At a ceremony during National Aboriginal Day at York University today, Hart House was renamed Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, the House of Great Peace. And with that renaming comes the hope for further understanding and reconciliation. The newly renovated Skennen’kó:wa Gamig will be a welcoming, safe and supportive space for Indigenous […]

Media Advisory: Justice Murray Sinclair to talk about importance of learning from other societies

TORONTO, March 29, 2017 – Learning about different societies around the world can teach non-indigenous Canadians a lot when it comes to indigenous people in Canada. That is what Justice Murray Sinclair, senator and former chair of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission, will discuss Thursday at York University. His talk, “Indigeneity, the World, and Canada,” […]