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Aboriginal Education Council

As part of its Aboriginal Postsecondary Education and Training Action Plan, Ryerson University established a University Advisory Council on Aboriginal Issues and Education (Aboriginal Education Council) in 2010. Aboriginal people include First Nations (status and non-status); M├ętis, and Inuit.

About the Chair

Welcome to the Ryerson Chair in Indigenous Governance. The Chair is supported by Ryerson University as part of its commitment to Indigenous education, diversity and social justice. The mandate of the Chair is to conduct research and scholarship in relation to Indigenous law, governance and politics in a First Nation context.  

As part of this broad mandate, the Chair will also teach and develop curriculum at the undergraduate and graduate levels relevant to Indigenous governance and hold public events at Ryerson University for students, faculty and/or the public, as well as participate in conferences, colloquia, and special lectures on Indigenous governance issues.

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The Institute is a First Nation-led research centre based in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Privileging First Nation philosophy and rooted in community networks, Yellowhead is specifically focused on policies related to land and governance.  The Institute offers critical and accessible resources for communities in their pursuit of self-determination. It also aims to foster education and dialogue on First Nation governance across fields of study, between the University and the wider community, and among Indigenous peoples and Canadians.