Indigenous Student Services
Where to eat
If you’re craving some comfort food, PowWow Cafe is located minutes from U of T’s downtown campus in eclectic Kensington Market. Details and more of the best of Indigenous arts, culture, food and social life.
1st January 2018
Indigenous Studies at U of T
Traditional knowledge and academic rigour — stepping stones to excellence. Follow Indigenous Studies on Twitter: @IndigenousUofT.
2nd January 2017
Read the latest edition of FNH Magazine, the Indigenous post-secondary student magazine produced by First Nations House at the University of Toronto.
30th September 2015
Orange Shirt Day: Every child matters
Sep. 30 commemorates Phyllis's story of having her new orange shirt taken away on her first day at residential school. This day is an annual reminder to continue the discussion of the residential school system. Find out more about Orange Shirt Day.
30th September 2019
Corn husk doll teaching
Join Patricia Chrisjohn on Sep. 26, 12:30 – 2 p.m. to learn the story of the corn husk doll and how to make your own. Space is limited, please email kelsey.melanson [at] utoronto.ca to register.
26th September 2019
Indigenous Mentorship Day
An initiative on Sep. 25 to match aspiring and motivated Indigenous people with mentors across the University. Want to participate? Have questions? Contact Yarlesha Anantharajah at yarlesha.anantharajah [at] utoronto.ca.
25th September 2019
Tranquil Tuesdays at FNH
Drop by First Nations House and relax with a FREE massage on Sep. 24, Oct. 22, Nov. 26 & Dec. 17 from 1 – 5 p.m. Student therapists from Oxford College will be available for 20-30 min. massages. Sign up at reception the same day starting at 12 p.m.
24th September 2019
Statement on Acknowledgement of Traditional Land
We would like to acknowledge this sacred land on which the University of Toronto operates. It has been a site of human activity for 15,000 years. This land is the territory of the Huron-Wendat and Petun First Nations, the Seneca, and most recently, the Mississaugas of the Credit River. The territory was the subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement between the Iroquois Confederacy and Confederacy of the Ojibwe and allied nations to peaceably share and care for the resources around the Great Lakes. Today, the meeting place of Toronto is still the home to many Indigenous people from across Turtle Island and we are grateful to have the opportunity to work in the community, on this territory.
Revised by the Elders Circle (Council of Aboriginal Initiatives) on November 6, 2014.
Images in slideshow and this showcase by Michelle Gibson Photography.