Yellowhead Institute



Yellowhead Institute generates critical policy perspectives in support of First Nation jurisdiction.

The Institute is a First Nation-led research centre based in the Faculty of Arts at Ryerson University in Toronto, Ontario. Privileging First Nation philosophy and rooted in community networks, Yellowhead is focused on policies related to land and governance. The Institute offers critical and accessible resources for communities in their pursuit of self-determination. It also aims to foster education and dialogue on First Nation governance across fields of study, between the University and the wider community, and among Indigenous peoples and Canadians.

The Institute offers monthly Student Circleson topics related to Indigenous politics, policy and education.

Undergraduate, graduate and non-student community members are welcome.

Topics may include:

Research/writing support
Intersections of settler colonialism and post-secondary education
Navigating ‘reconciliation’ and ‘Indigenization’
Contemporary Indigenous politics and policy