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Becoming a Golden Hawk means more than just cheering on our (really good) varsity teams – it means being a student who cares about your community, who works hard in the classroom, and who takes advantage of all the learning opportunities that can happen outside the classroom, too.

Indigenous Centred Wholistic Development

Founded in 2017, the Centre for Indigegogy has prevailed as an elite body for Indigenous centred, wholistic professional development programming, offering education to the community. Situated within the Master of Social Work (MSW) Indigenous Field of Study program at Wilfrid Laurier University, the Centre offers thirty-five (35) modules, spanning four (4) certificates, including four (4) standalone wholistic professional development courses.

We are proud to offer year-round programming, in addition to customized trainings with organizations across Turtle Island.

We look forward to sharing space with you!

What is Indigegogy?

Indigegogy is a term coined by Stan Wilson, a Cree Elder and Educator. Indigegogy uses Indigenous knowledge, literature and scholarship and is centred on land-based education. Indigegogy engages Indigenous methodology such as circle work to uplift traditional teachings, ceremonies and practices. Indigegogy is a decolonizing practice that builds on the resurgence of Indigenous ways of knowing, teaching and learning.

Land Acknowledgement

Kitchener-Waterloo, Ontario is located on the traditional territory of the Neutral, Anishnawbe and Haudenosaunee peoples. We are grateful for all the Indigenous people who continue to care for and remain interconnected with this land. Miigwech, Nia:wen for knowing that our ongoing survival is connected to the land.

Contact Us:

Giselle Dias MSW, PhD (ABD), Director


Katie McLellan, MSW (IFS), Manager


Raven Morand, Administrative Assistant



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