News and stories

Check out some of the latest news on the work being done by or with the Indigenous community at the University of Ottawa, and read about some of the stories from our campus!

Research
Mariette Niquay and Eva Ottawa sitting on a log in the woods
Research

Documenting opikihawasowin with the community

Eva Ottawa, a winner of the More Inclusion, Better Research: Inspiring Stories Competition organized by the Office of the Vice-President, Research, wants to give voice to Indigenous communities by encouraging them to actively participate in research that concerns them.
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Student members of Nibi.
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Addressing Water Advisories in Indigenous Communities

The acknowledgement of the need for reconciliation through Truth and Reconciliation Day is a step in the right direction, but there is still more progress to be made as hundreds of Indigenous communities currently hold boil water advisories.
Indigenous history
uOttawa indigenous monument and sculpture in summer.
Indigenous history

10 resources for teaching and learning about Indigenous History

Now more than ever, members of the University of Ottawa community are making efforts to learn about the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada. Here is a helpful list of resources that was released on National Indigenous Peoples Day.

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The new Indigenous welcome sign.
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uOttawa welcomes students back with new Indigenous sign

Students, staff, faculty and visitors at the University of Ottawa will now be greeted in seven languages, five Indigenous languages including Algonquin, Cree and Inuktitut among them. Learn more about the “Kwey” sign and the impact it has had on Indigenous students and faculty.
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Indigenous sculpture on display on Tabaret lawn.
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Indigenous sculpture now graces Tabaret lawn

The Indigenous Action Plan includes goals to increase the presence of First Nations, Métis and Inuit art throughout campus interior as well as exterior spaces. The first major addition was a statue designed by Mohawk artist David General. Read more about the artist and his design, which now graces Tabaret Lawn.
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A closeup of a traditional dancer, regalia and moccasins.
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Graduating students credit Indigenous Program for exceptional MD experience

One of the largest cohorts to ever graduate from the Faculty of Medicine Indigenous Program set out on the next part of their careers this year. Learn more about two of those graduates, Dr. Catherine Moran and Dr. Deron Britt, in this article.