YorkU launches Indigenous Studies program

October 31, 2018

York University has launched a new Indigenous Studies program. A YorkU release states that the program, which is offered through the Faculty of Liberal Arts and Professional Studies, will include Indigenous ceremonies and experiential knowledge courses that will enable students to study an Indigenous language or work with traditional knowledge keepers to learn about land-based knowledge and cultural practices. “This is an exciting time for us.  We are very proud to have a program that promotes cultural knowledge for Indigenous students while enabling non-Natives to understand both the realities of colonial oppression in Canada, and the strength and values of First Nations communities,” said Bonita Lawrence, Indigenous Studies Program Coordinator. YorkU adds that the program is part of the reconciliation process and calls to action from the TRC. YorkU