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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.
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Truth & Reconciliation

For more information about Truth & Reconciliation, visit the Office of the Vice-President, Equity and Community Inclusion.


Land Acknowledgement

Toronto Metropolitan University is located in Toronto. Toronto is 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.

Learn more about Toronto Metropolitan University's Land Acknowledgement, including its origins and purpose.

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