By Taylor MacLean The Centre for Aboriginal Initiatives, which houses the Aboriginal Studies Program officially changed its name as of [Read More]
The Centre for Indigenous Studies (CIS) is mandated to foster innovative, participatory research with urban Indigenous peoples and develop collaborations with Indigenous communities and community organizations. CIS cultivates research related to Indigenous pedagogy, methodologies and epistemology that focus on Aboriginal peoples as cultural workers, social change agents, leaders and thinkers. CIS also supports the recruitment and retention of Indigenous graduate and undergraduate students, and is working to enhance the visibility of Indigenous peoples at the University of Toronto
CIS houses Indigenous Studies, an undergraduate program within the Faculty of Arts and science, along with two key projects: Supporting Graduate Student Enhancement, an initiative geared toward supporting Indigenous student success while facilitating increased presence of Indigenous knowledge and worldviews within the University; and Ciimaan/Kahuwe’yá/Qajaq, which promotes and facilitates language learning in Anishinaabemowin, Haudenosaunee Language (Oneida), and Inuktitut.