Meeting the academic needs of Indigenous STUDENTS, scholars, nations, communities, institutions and organisations — Resources

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Tanisi! Welcome

Nukskahtowin (Formerly: The Centre for World Indigenous Knowledge and Research) would like to welcome you to our virtual home on the web. We were formed in 2001 to address the academic and administrative needs of Indigenous citizens who are academics and learners at Athabasca University. As part of our initial vision we worked towards the development and delivery of Indigenous Studies and education in the AU environment. We worked towards the respectful inclusion of Indigenous research by and about First Nations, Metis and Inuit people. Our main goal was and still is the acknowledgment and development of traditional Indigenous knowledge in the academy and to support, protect and preserve Indigenous Knowledge, Education and oral traditions.

In response to the final report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission’s Calls to Action and the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, we began a journey of kwayskahsatsowin (conciliation) and renewed our commitment to Indigeneity, in all its forms at the university. In the Fall of 2018, our centre was renamed Nukskahtowin, which means meeting place. The name was chosen by our Elder.

Our new plan of engagement for 2020 can be found here.

Nukskahtowin would like to thank you for stopping by to our newly redesigned web page. If you have any questions or inquiries our staff would be more than happy to assist you.

Phone: 1-800-788-9041 ext. 2064

About Indigenous People and Distance Education

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