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Department of Anthropology

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Socio-Political

Contemporary Indigenous relations in Canada as expressed through gender, rights, socio-economic policy, and the justice system.

Health

Indigenous approaches to health and well-being, including how Canadian health policy impacts Indigenous communities.

Culture

Understanding Indigenous knowledge systems and world views through spirituality, the arts, governance, and traditional ecological knowledge.

Language

Indigenous values, beliefs, and customs of the Cayuga, Mohawk and Ojibwe languages, through the study of written and spoken forms.

Latest News & Items

McMaster Welcomes Two Indigenous Scholars

Notable Indigenous scholars, Renae Watchman and Robert Innes will join McMaster University on July 1, 2021.
Mar 29, 2021

Tracy Bear appointed director of the McMaster Indigenous Research Institute

Tracy Bear will hold joint appointments in the Faculties of Social Sciences and Health Sciences and comes to McMaster from the University of Alberta. She is a Nehiyawiskwew (Cree woman) and member of the Montreal Lake Cree Nation in northern Saskatchewan.
Feb 12, 2021

Videos provide an opportunity to pause and reflect on the National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women

With pandemic restrictions in place, the McMaster community will commemorate December 6, the annual National Day of Remembrance and Action on Violence Against Women, a little differently this year.
Dec 04, 2020

Job Advertisement: Tenure-Track/Tenured, Assistant/Associate Professors

McMaster University is pleased to announce a cohort hiring initiative of up to twelve appointments of emerging and established academics and scholars who will contribute to the advancement of Black academic excellence across all six McMaster Faculties. McMaster seeks candidates whose scholarship and scholarly work forefronts or contributes to any of the following disciplinary or interdisciplinary areas of teaching and research.
Dec 04, 2020

The Future through Ancestral Lenses

Dr. Vanessa Watts (Paul D. MacPherson Chair in Indigenous Studies) along with panelists Zoe Hopkins (Film maker and writer), Dr. Jeremy D. Green (scholar and teacher) and Marianne Nicolson (activist and artist) will be hosting a discussion on how ancestral language shapes worldview and how they see challenging times through the ancestral lens.
Sep 02, 2020

New Indigenous Student-led Youtube Series: Ohneganos Let's Talk Water

Ohneganos is launching a new interactive student-led YouTube series on water security and climate change called “Ohneganos: Let’s Talk Water.” Hosted by McMaster University student Makasa Looking Horse, the seven-week series is designed to share stories, art and film with guests and viewers in a conversational format.
Jul 23, 2020