Indigenous leaders, U of T researchers look to forge collaborative relationship through ‘Two-Eyed Seeing’ – U of T News

by ahnationtalk on November 20, 2019173 Views

As Indigenous leaders and researchers at the University of Toronto seek to put their relationship on a new footing, they are looking to incorporate the Mi’kmaw concept of Two-Eyed Seeing, an approach grounded in mutual respect for one another’s knowledge systems.

The Centre for Global Engineering Forum (CGEN), a cross-disciplinary research institute in the U of T’s Faculty of Applied Science & Engineering, recently brought together Indigenous leaders and local researchers to underscore the importance of this a Two-Eyed Seeing approach to create sustainable infrastructure solutions for Indigenous communities across Canada.

Elder Whabagoon, co-founder of Nikibii Dawadinna Giigwag, a U of T Access mentorship and employment program for Indigenous youth, led the opening and closing ceremonies.

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