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Indigenous and non-Indigenous TMU student at the Quad for the TMU 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 site serves as such for all things Indigenous here on TMU’s 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 Indigenous 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 Indigenous communities, both within and outside the university. The campus environment embraces and supports Indigenous learners, faculty and staff, and supports Indigenous people in leading roles in the advancement of Indigenous education at TMU.

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


Indigenous Resources & Services

Indigenous Student Services

Indigenous Student Services provides a culturally supportive environment to promote academic excellence and serves as a place to balance academic learning with traditional teachings and culture.

Indigenous Education Council

The Indigenous Education Council serves as an advisory council, with input into, and impact on, Indigenous 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.