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Department of Anthropology

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Culture

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

Health

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

Language

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

Socio-Political

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

Latest News & Items

Indigenous communities should be able to choose online voting, especially during COVID-19: Report

Chelsea Gabel of McMaster Indigenous Studies and Nicole Goodman of Brock University have been featured in The Conversation, following the publication of research that shows that online voting enhances Indigenous communities' participation, self-determination and governance.
May 04, 2021

Research shows online voting could be transformative for Indigenous communities

A new report by McMaster University and Brock University researchers finds that online voting could have a significant impact on the democratic process in Indigenous communities.
May 03, 2021

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