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Boozhoo, Wachiya, Kwe, Tansi, She:kon… Greetings. Welcome to the Centre for Indigegogy.

Indigenous Centred Wholistic Development

Situated within the Master of Social Work (MSW) Indigenous Field of Study* program at Wilfrid Laurier University. Our centre opened in June 2017 with the launch of our Educators' Certificate in Indigegogy and our Decolonizing Education Certificate. In the coming year we will be offering numerous trainings in Indigenous centred wholistic development to assist practitioners, teachers, learners and helpers strengthen their good medicine, teaching and learning bundles. We are looking forward to offering wholistic professional development education and training.

Miigwech and thank you for your interest!

*Formerly Aboriginal Field of Study. Name change subject to Senate approval.

What is Indigegogy?

Indigegogy is a term coined by Stan Wilson, a Cree Elder and Educator. Indigegogy uses Indigenous knowledge, literature and scholarship and is centred on land-based education. Indigegogy engages Indigenous methodology such as circle work and lifts up traditional teachings, ceremonies and practices. Indigegogy is a decolonizing practice that builds on the resurgence of Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching and learning.

Land Acknowledgement

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. We are grateful for all the Indigenous people who continue to care for and remain interconnected with this land. Miigwech, Nia:wen for knowing that our ongoing survival is connected to the land.

Contact Us:

Giselle Dias, MSW, Program Administrator

E: gdias@wlu.ca
Office Location: 120 Duke St., Kitchener

Kathy Absolon-King, MSW, PhD, Director of Centre for Indigegogy

E: kabsolon@wlu.ca

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