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  • elder-in-residence Andrew Wesley


  • Indigenous bead work art

    Indigenous art.

  • female Aboriginal student sorting through books in library

    first nations house library.

  • Aboriginal painting

    painting at first nations house.

  • feather.

    the feather.


Covid-19: updates

COVID-19 updates

As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we will provide updates on the status of our programs and services.

16th March 2020
Big Taco

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
Part of Aboriginal wall painting, yellow and white

Indigenous Studies at U of T

Traditional knowledge and academic rigour — stepping stones to excellence. Follow Indigenous Studies on Twitter: @IndigenousUofT.

2nd January 2017

Event Highlights

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.

Indigenous elder with beaded cane