Conference Recordings

The Process and Positive Outcomes of Indigenous Placemaking

Published July 16, 2021
Presented by Joanne Dallaire, Ryerson University | Matthew Hickey, Ryerson University
Planning Types: Campus Planning

Institutions referenced in this resource:
Ryerson University

North American institutions have traditionally viewed their lands and histories through a western-oriented cultural lens. Awareness and inclusion of indigenous cultures can be useful in achieving desired outcomes for members of indigenous communities. Creating meaningful indigenous cultural recognition and inclusion on campus is as much about the process as it is the outcomes. Ryerson University's experience with indigenous placemaking offers valuable, practical insights into a process that can help your institution to respect and advance indigenous cultures while balancing many other contextual factors.

Learning Outcomes:

  1. Determine if your institution is prepared to take meaningful action at all levels of your institution, with commitment ranging from the community to the senior levels of administration.
  2. Start a conversation with your institution's indigenous community to gauge what changes you can make to improve cultural inclusivity on your campus.
  3. Seek help from non-institutional partners in your indigenous placemaking process while also developing your internal capacities and responsibilities.
  4. Stay focused on relationships and values while also moving forward with implementing change that will benefit the indigenous community.


Joanne Dallaire, Elder, Ryerson University
Matthew Hickey, Partner, Ryerson University

Continuing Education Units: AIA LU 1 Unit (SCUP56C1242) | AICP CM 1 Unit

Recorded 7/16/21.

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