About this page The purpose of the page is to share information regarding Indigenous topics, especially as they apply to science and engineering. We are very interested in including references from Newfoundland and Labrador. If you would like to contribute to this collection, please send email your suggestions to editor-iyi1@wisenl.ca.

Science & Engineering Topics

NunatuKavut Community Council – “With over 40 years of collective experience by local Guardians, the Aboriginal Fisheries Guardian Program is designed to support the management, protection and enforcement of the NCC communal fishing and wildlife activities within NunatuKavut.”

AISES Canada – “AISES gives Canadian Indigenous STEM students and professionals an opportunity to gather, connect, and create long-lasting relationships within Canada through national gatherings, and across the continent at AISES regional and national gatherings.”

First Nations Technology Council – “We are an Indigenous-led not-for-profit working to ensure that Indigenous peoples have the tools, education and support to thrive in the digital age.”

Incorporating Indigenous Culture and Realties In STEM – “Improving Indigenous participation and leadership in key economic sectors such as science, technology, and finance is part of the reconciliation journey.” Conference Board of Canada. June 2020.

Indigenous Ways of Knowing in STEM with Desiree Marshall-Peer, Cree-Ojibway Educator – “In this time of Truth and Reconciliation in Canada, the discussion of Indigenous participation in STEM is extremely important…. We cover how Indigenous ways of knowing are being incorporated in and changing mainstream school, what the barriers to Indigenous students going into STEM fields are, and what can be done to bring them more into the STEM fields.”  Best of the WWest Podcast Series. Westcoast Women in Engineering, Science & Technology. 2021.

Newfoundland & Labrador News

“The sea ice in northern Labrador is thinning — fast. Here’s why the Inuit are worried…” Lindsay Bird. CBC News. March 24, 2021.

General Information

First Light – “First Light is a registered non-profit organization that serves the urban Indigenous and non-Indigenous community alike by providing programs and services…”

Certificate in Indigenous Studies – “The objective of this MUN program is to provide foundational knowledge for understanding historical and contemporary experiences of Indigenous peoples …”

Indigenous Peoples Atlas of Canada – “Four volume set covers Truth & Reconciliation, First Nations, Inuit and Metis. All of the Atlas content is digitally available for free on the project website.” Canadian Geographic. 2021.