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About Yellowhead Institute


The Yellowhead Institute is a research centre based in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University. It aims to undertake high quality, critical and accessible research and analysis on Indigenous policy, and related legislative, legal, and regulatory frameworks in Canada today. Rooted in Indigenous thought and community networks, Yellowhead will promote and support Indigenous assertions of jurisdiction. Finally, through the research activities of the Institute, Yellowhead will promote dialogue across disciplinary boundaries, between the University and the wider community, and among Indigenous peoples and Canadians.

Launching in Spring 2018 Yellowhead will grow rapidly into a self-sustaining and prolific research center, recruiting Indigenous scholars and students, building a cohort of research fellows across the country, and providing the tools and resources for First Nations to challenge ongoing settler colonialism.

Contact Us

Hayden King

Director, Yellowhead Institute

Dean of Arts Office, Ryerson University

Jorgenson Hall, Room: JOR 122 - 350 Victoria St., Toronto, ON, M5B 2K3

416-979-5000 Ext. 543483