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Indigenous and non-Indigenous Toronto Met student at the Quad for the Toronto Met Pow Wow.

Hello! N'it! Wachiya! Ahnee! Tansi! She:gon! Kwe!

The name of our city is derived from the Mohawk word Tkaronto, meaning "a gathering place". This page/microsite serves as such for all thing Aboriginal here on Ryersons' campus. 

Toronto is also in the 'Dish With One Spoon Territory’.  The Dish With One Spoon is a treaty between the Anishinaabe, Mississaugas and Haudenosaunee that bound them to share the territory and protect the land. Subsequent Indigenous Nations and peoples, Europeans and all newcomers have been invited into this treaty in the spirit of peace, friendship and respect.

Respect for Aboriginal perspectives is one of the University’s key values, identified in TMU’s Academic Plan, Our Time to Lead.  The university cultivates and develops relationships with Aboriginal communities, both within and outside the university. The campus environment embraces and supports Aboriginal learners, faculty and staff, and supports Aboriginal people in leading roles in the advancement of Aboriginal education at TMU.

See below for up-to-date news and features on Aboriginal research, initiatives and community members at TMU.

The aim of this microsite is to become a resource that will benefit the entire Aboriginal community at TMU.  Over the upcoming months, this site will be further developed into one-stop portal for information on all areas of Aboriginal support, including Aboriginal student success, research, teaching & learning, community-building and capacity-building. Please continue to check in as we develop and update the page.  


Indigenous Resources & Services

TMU Aboriginal Student Services

TMU Aboriginal Student Services (RASS) provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.

Aboriginal Education Council

The Aboriginal Education Council serves as an advisory council, with input into, and impact on, Aboriginal programming and education at TMU. 

Elder and Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation

Joanne Dallaire, Elder (Ke Shay Hayo) and Senior Advisor, Indigenous Relations and Reconciliation works with the university to increase Indigenous representation, and embed the community's knowledge and perspectives.