The Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum as a Social Practice is a strong community-university network that supports collaborative scholarship on unique and complex curricular issues to inform public policy and pedagogy in the 21st century.
We would like to acknowledge the history of the traditional territory in which The Interdisciplinary Centre for Research in Curriculum Studies as a Social Practice at Western University operates. We would also like to respect the longstanding relationships of the three local First Nations groups of this land and place in Southwestern Ontario.
The Attawandaran (Neutral) peoples once settled this region alongside the Algonquin and Haudenosaunee peoples, and used this land as their traditional beaver hunting grounds. The three other longstanding Indigenous groups of this geographic region are:
- The Anishinaabe Peoples (also referred to as the Three Fires Confederacy including; Ojibwe, Odawa, and Pottawatami Nations);
- The Haudenosaunee Peoples (also known as the Iroquoian people or Six Nations including Mohawk, Oneida, Cayuga, Onondaga, Seneca, and Tuscorora);
- The Leni-Lunaape Peoples (also referred to as the Delaware and/or Munsee).
The three First Nations communities closest in proximity to Western University are:
- Chippewa of the Thames First Nation (part of the Anishinaabe)
- Oneida Nation of the Thames (part of the Haudenosaunee)
- Munsee-Delaware Nation (part of the Leni-Lunaape)