McMaster launches new institute focused on Indigenous research – McMaster

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April 18, 2017

In a new era of reconciliation and an openness from the Canadian government to right the wrongs that have devastated generations, McMaster has established one of the country’s only institutes dedicated to Indigenous ways of knowing and research.

The McMaster Indigenous Research Institute (MIRI) builds on and enhances the university’s existing relationships with community networks. The overarching priority is research excellence for all Indigenous-related projects across campus where scholars will focus on issues of health, environment, gender, language and culture, peace studies and conflict resolution.

“We are well-positioned to educate and to build an awareness across the broader community concerning the history of Indigenous peoples in Canada,” says Rob Baker, vice-president of research.

“This institute supports research in a way that can have a real and positive impact,” he says.

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