Indigenous Land Based Learning Lab Proposed for UofG Arboretum

Posted on Thursday, November 12th, 2020

Written by Sheri Longboat

Nokom's House is a proposed land-based research lab in the University of Guelph Arboretum that will bring together three UoG community-engaged Indigenous scholars Dr. Sheri Longboat (School of Environmental Design and Rural Development, OAC), Dr. Kim Anderson (Family Relations & Applied Nutrition, CSAHS) and Dr. Brittany Luby (History, COA) to explore questions of relationship in an interdisciplinary research environment. The construction of a sustainable Indigenous land-based research lab on campus in relationship to the land will be one of the first of its kind and embody the values that ground the research carried out within.

This will provide a place for academic research and a safe space for the Indigenous community to explore and celebrate their culture in the beautiful setting of the Arboretum.

Illustration of proposed Nokom's HouseImage:  Nokom’s House as conceptualized.

The fund raising campaign has started, and proposals for capital submitted to the Canadian Foundation for Innovation and Ontario Research Fund for Small Infrastructure. Stay tuned for updates!  For more information please contact SEDRD Prof. Sheri Longboat or for fundraising contact Alumni Affairs

Nokom’s House Indigenous Land Based Learning Lab YouTube Video

Alumni Affairs and Development Fund Raising Website - Nokom's House:  A Land-Based Indigenous Research Hub.

Illustration of people gathered around a large tableImage:  The kitchen table gathering space.

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