As part of its Indigenous Postsecondary Education and Training Action Plan, Toronto Metropolitan University (TMU) established the Indigenous Education Council, a university advisory council on Indigenous issues and education in 2010. Indigenous Peoples include self-identified First Nations (status and non-status), Métis and Inuit.
The vision of the Indigenous Education Council is to ensure that the next seven generations of Indigenous Peoples will have greater opportunities and success in education at TMU through initiatives that are driven by Indigenous knowledges and ways of being.
The goal of the Indigenous Education Council is to participate in the process of developing a new relationship of truth and reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people at TMU and in the community at large, based on knowledge and respect.
Work of the Council
The Council’s work includes:
- Implementation of the Toronto Metropolitan University Postsecondary Education and Training Action Plan.
- Recruitment, retention and engagement of First Nations, Inuit, Métis, students, faculty and staffEmbedding Indigenous knowledges and other content throughout the university including on campus and in the curriculum and community.
- Staff and faculty recruitment, retention and engagement/support, including research support for faculty.