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Maamwizing Indigenous Conference


In fulfillment of their bilingual and tricultural mandate, Laurentian University and its federated partner, the University of Sudbury, have:

  • Appointed a critical mass of 24 Indigenous faculty members who hold full-time positions in Anthropology, Architecture, Education, English, Geography, History, Indigenous Social Work, Indigenous Studies, Labour Studies, Nursing, Rural and Northern Health, and Sociology;
  • Established a Master of Indigenous Relations in the Faculty of Health in 2014;
  • Begun working to establish the Maamwizing Indigenous Research Institute;
  • Taken a variety of initiatives to integrate Indigenous knowledge more broadly across the curriculum;
  • Created over 100 Indigenous content courses across some 20 different programs in the Faculty of Arts;
  • Obtained Senate approval for new B.A. requirements which include 6 credits of Indigenous content courses for all B.A. degrees as of 2017, a proposal that was unanimously endorsed by Arts Council;
  • Built a team of Indigenous and non-Indigenous faculty who are working together on the design and delivery of a new interdisciplinary course on missing and murdered Indigenous women;
  • Created Laurentian University’s new Indigenous Sharing and Learning Centre (ISLC) which celebrated it's Grand Opening June 21st, 2017;
  • Established the University of Sudbury’s Sacred Fire Arbour traditional teaching space to open in the fall of 2016;
  • Offered on-site courses in four Indigenous communities on the James Bay coast and one on Manitoulin Island, delivered by the University of Sudbury;
  • Offered cultural sensitivity training workshops to the University of Sudbury’s board and members of the university community at the four institutions in the Laurentian Federation.

Carole Perreault

Office of the Associate Vice-President, Academic and Indigenous Programs, Laurentian University