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Aaniin, Sge:no  Sago, Tansi, Greetings!

The Indigenous Centre at the University of Toronto Mississauga works to support Indigenous students, staff and faculty at UTM as well as inspire future Indigenous students to a welcoming and inclusive UTM community. The Indigenous Centre works to promote equity and inclusion of Indigenous people among students, staff, faculty and throughout the campus.

The Indigenous Centre also offers a number of ways for non-Indigenous peoples to better understand Indigenous peoples and their ways of being. Core to this is promoting a deeper understanding of the cultures, histories, philosophies, traditional practices, spiritual ways and concepts of relationship building. Knowledge of these ideals and the removal of stereotypical imagery are essential to developing intercultural dialogue and improving cultural competency. 

To support these goals, the centre offers ongoing virtual programs such as monthly learning circles, can speak at class lectures and provide curriculum resource support.

It is important to note that all students, staff and faculty are welcome to attend all programs and events associated with the Indigenous Centre, whether they are of Indigenous ancestry or not.

Indigenous Centre Monthly Lunch & Learn

Film screening followed by Q & A with the film’s Director Jamie Whitecrow


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That Old Game Lacrosse 
Directed by Jamie Whitecrow 
Produced by Kristi Lane Sinclair 

Long before Canada became a country, every nation on Turtle Island had its own unique version of a stick-ball game. The most popular one on this continent has always been lacrosse, a game that was gifted to the First Nations by the birds and four-legged animals and played for centuries as a medicine game. This short film explores how the medicine game that has been passed down from generation to generation by the Haudenosaunee at the Fort Erie Native Friendship Centre is helping to revive their cultures and restore their communities. Young people have always been at the centre of community for many First Nations societies, and this documentary shares the wisdom of cultivating the spirit of belonging in youth, revealing how this is helping to shape a new future.

Jamie WhitecrowJamie Whitecrow is a Toronto-based Anishinaabe artist from Treaty 3 territory. She’s a multidisciplinary visual artist, filmmaker, writer, vocalist and an emerging stand-up comedian with Manifest Destiny’s Child, an Indigenous women’s comedy collective based in Toronto. Jamie is Muskrat Clan and has also spent many years working in urban Aboriginal community development. 

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For more information, please contact: 

Tee Duke

UTM Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Maanjiwe nendamowinan - Room 6110
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-828-5437

Jordan Carrier

Coordinator, Indigenous Programming

Maanjiwe nendamowinan - Room 6108
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-828-5437

Jessica Tabak

Indigenous Student Support Specialist

Maanjiwe nendamowinan - Room 6106
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-828-5437