Since our June 5, 2018 launch... 

Yellowhead Institute has moved quickly into public discussions on Indigenous policy. We've shaped the debate on the federal government's proposed rights framework legislation with our Critical Analysis, intervened into a number of related policy areas with our regular Yellowhead Briefs, and begun working directly with Indigenous students and communities. We have much more planned for the Fall.

We hope to connect with some of you through our upcoming events:
  • On October 23, 2018 from 5-8pm, we will celebrate our official launch and honour the Yellowhead family at an event hosted in collaboration with Ryerson University's Social Justice Week. 
  • On November 15, 2018, we will recognize the winners of the Art Manuel Awards at a special event. We are currently accepting nominations and hope you will consider submitting.
Finally, we're excited to announce our first cohort of Yellowhead Research Fellowswho will work with us on a variety of campaigns and help make sure our work is useful to communities across the country. 

And there's more to come. We'll be announcing new research projects, education initiatives, and collaborations in the coming months. Please stay tuned! 

 - Hayden King,
   Executive Director  
We are currently accepting nominations!

The late Sepwepemc leader Art Manuel helped us understand the contemporary dynamics of colonization while also offering strategies for creative resistance. To honour his legacy, we are excited to recognize those who are expanding on his life's work by offering three awards, totalling $4000. 

Our esteemed jury, comprised of Leanne Betasamosake Simpson, Doreen Manuel and Melina Laboucan-Massimo will be adjudicating the awards autonomously, and an event honoring the winners will be held on November 15, 2018 in Toronto at Ryerson University. 

Nominations will be accepted until September 28, 2018. 
Meet our 2018-2020 Research Fellows

Yellowhead Research Fellows are researchers and practitioners doing community-based, critical Indigenous policy work. We are honored to be collaborating with these 14 First Nation leaders and advocates who bring a wealth of knowledge and experience to our team:
October 23 Save the Date - Yellowhead Launch
Join us to celebrate the official launch of Yellowhead!
Special guests Tanya Kappo, Courtney Skye, Khelsilem Rivers and Gordon Peters will discuss "Indigenous Strategies for Transformative Change" and we will also honour the Yellowhead family with a feast. Stay tuned to our Twitter for RSVP information. 

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