Indigenous Research & Inquiry
Indigenous research has been part of the academic landscape at McMaster since the inception of the University’s Indigenous Studies Program in 1992.
In response to the Calls to Action put forth in the federal government’s Truth and Reconciliation Report, released in June 2015, this research is now rapidly expanding. We have added six tenure track Indigenous faculty members over the past decade, and a diverse range of projects are currently underway across our faculties, examining such topics as:
- Indigenous Theories, Methodologies and Ways of Knowing
- Indigenous Health and Well-Being
- Indigenous Ecologies, Land and Environment
- Self-determination, Policy and Governance
- Retention and Sustainability of Language and CultureThis work offers all members of the McMaster community and beyond a unique opportunity to learn about the history and contemporary lives of Indigenous peoples, while helping to shape a renewed relationship between Canada and First Nations, Métis and Inuit peoples.