Why do we wear orange on September 30th? What is a spirit bear? What is a residential school? What is a territory agreement? What is colonialization? What is neocolonialism? How can we work towards a process of decolonization? What other questions are you curious about?


Explore the resources listed below to discover a variety of Indigenous leaders' discussions on topics related to the questions above.

Native Land “Territory Agreement”

BGC Hamilton-Halton “Truth and Reconciliation”

The McMaster Museum of Art “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation”

McMaster University Daily News “National Day for Truth and Reconciliation: Virtual events at McMaster”

National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation

The Imagine a Canada 2021-2022 program


We encourage you to have discussions about creating inclusive and Indigenized learning spaces, as well as how to participate in the process of decolonization. Your feedback and ideas matter to us, please fill out the survey below and share your ideas about how we can work towards decolonizing learning spaces and create a brighter future.

Truth and Reconciliation survey

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We grieve with the Indigenous peoples of Turtle Island. We welcome the MCYU community to join us to listen, learn, reflect and be accountable.

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