“The launch of Dewemaagannag/My Relations means that we now have a resource that offers concrete steps toward decolonization and Indigenization at universities, based on building relationships that are respectful, equitable and truly collaborative,” says Allan Vicaire, senior advisor at Concordia’s Office of Indigenous Directions.
Monica Mulrennan, associate vice-president of research, development and outreach, at Concordia, explains the value of this guide in academic research: “In addition to reducing the burden placed on Indigenous staff and faculty, I am hopeful that this resource will greatly enhance the quality and impact of the research that will be taken under its guidance.”
Based at Concordia’s SHIFT Centre, the Office of Community Engagement was created to develop and sustain respectful and impactful relationships between the university and the diverse communities of Montreal.
Find out more about the guide, Dewemaagannag/My Relations: Principles and values to decolonize engagement with Indigenous communities.
The Office for Community Engagement also co-created the Decolonial Toolbox, which offers the public an educational pathway to understanding contemporary Indigenous realities.