Welcome to the Indigenous Centre

Aaniin, Sge:no  Sago, Tansi, Greetings!

Welcome to this New Year, 2021. With the 2020 year behind us, we look forward to this new year with great hopes and expectations. There is gratitude for what the year 2020 has taught us, resilience, connectivity, to reach out and to be reachable, to support one another in a good way, and to seek support when we need it.

This year will bring a greater connectivity then we have ever known as the virtual world grows at an astonishing rate. That world is at your fingertips just waiting to be accessed. As we ease back into the academic world, we are confident that this year will improve and those that we have connected with will remain our new friends and extended global family.

The Indigenous Centre invites you to share in some of our world, with upcoming webinars and events. Take a moment to look at our events calendar that we hope you can join us for.

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, and can speak at class lectures as well as 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.

For more information, please contact: 

Tee Duke
UTM Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives

Davis Building - Room 3253
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-828-5437
e: tee.duke@utoronto.ca

Cat (Mark) Criger
UTM Indigenous Advisor

Davis Building - Room 3206 (Monday to Thursday)
University of Toronto Mississauga
p: 905-569-4867
e: cat.criger@utoronto.ca