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Now, with the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s report making it clear how important it is to pay attention to Indigenous concerns, McMaster is doing even more, Monture points out.

Indigenous voices come together at MIRI symposium

Scholars and experts from across Canada gathered to talk about issues facing First Nations, Métis and Inuit communities at a joint symposium hosted by the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute.

Mar 26, 2018

When McMaster’s Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI) was established in the summer of 2016, its acting director at the time, Chelsea Gabel, and Hayden King, her counterpart at Ryerson University’s Centre for Indigenous Governance, started talking about organizing a gathering focused on Indigenous policy.

Last week, the plan came together: The two institutions brought together dozens of community members and experts on Indigenous issues at McMaster for the joint Symposium on Indigenous Governance and Settler Aboriginal Policy in an Era of “Real Change.”

“The idea was to call together a gathering of Indigenous scholars and community members involved in various capacities around First Nations, Métis and Inuit issues,” says Rick Monture, acting director of MIRI.

With eight wide-ranging panel discussions over two intensive days, the... read the full story on McMaster Brighter World