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Art Installation By Natalie King Learn More About Natalie

The vision of the proposed art installation initiative is to further advance the Indigenous Education Council’s (IEC) Indigenous Education & Research Strategy, the Faculty of Science Indigenous Priorities & Initiatives Framework, and the TRC Calls to Action (Calls 8-14). Through this initiative, the Faculty of Science will demonstrate its commitment to transform the educational environment to better support Indigenous staff, faculty, and students.

We are grateful and excited to be working with Natalie King, a queer interdisciplinary Anishinaabe (Algonquin) artist, facilitator and member of Timiskaming First Nation. Natalie’s art will be installed in the front entrance of the Burke Science Building in the new year. 

Photograph by Samuel Engelking

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Discussions on Indigenous Science

At the 2022 Spring Faculty of Science retreat, we heard from Dr. Jessica Hernandez, author of “Fresh Banana Leaves” and a Binnizá & Maya Ch’orti’ scholar and interdisciplinary scientist based in the Pacific Northwest. We also learnt from Sarah Howdle, PhD candidate, about the Prison Education Project led by Prof. Savage Bear, Director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute. The Prison Education Project increases access to post-secondary education for incarcerated Indigenous peoples, and includes the Walls to Bridges Program, which brings University courses into correctional settings. 

We are also learning from, and partnering with student advocates like Brooke Fearns, an Anishinaabe Yr. V student in Human Behaviour Program and celebrating the success of alumni such as Alexander Young, a Métis, visual storyteller and graduate of the iSci program and Jordan Carrier, a Plains Cree Woman and prominent Hamilton resident and community organizer. Perspectives by Prof. Robert Cockcroft and Prof. Gita Ljubicic highlight the knowledge gained from Indigenous scholars and collaborators in fields ranging from Indigenous astronomy to community engaged research for northern sustainability. 

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National Day for Truth and Reconciliation

On Saturday, 30th September, 2023 we commemorate the National Day for Truth and Reconciliation, and Orange Shirt Day.

There are a number of campus and community events organized in support of National Day for Truth and Reconciliation.

“Truth and Reconciliation begins with education”: A message from the President

Check out CBC Kids for children and youth-oriented resources!