Indigenous Council


The Indigenous Council at York University is committed to addressing the educational needs and provision of services that meet the cultural needs of Aboriginal students at York University through the processes of recruitment, retention and ultimately graduation.

The Council is committed to supporting and building reciprocal relationships between Aboriginal communities and York University in the area of Aboriginal education. Its purpose is to advocate for Aboriginal Peoples to have greater access, input and opportunities for higher education to the fullest extent possible at York University now and for future generations.

Our Members are:

Ruth Koleszar- Green -  Co-chair York University/Faculty
Bonita Lawrence York University/Faculty
Brock Pitawanakwat York University/Faculty
David McNab York University/Faculty
Deborah McGregor York University/Faculty
Karen Drake York University/Faculty
Lisa Myers York University/Faculty
 Michael Greyeyes York University/Faculty
Nicole Penak York University/Faculty
Sean Hillier York University/Faculty
Signa Daum Shanks York University/Faculty
Susan Dion York University/Faculty
Yann Allard- Tremblay York University/Faculty
Lori Mishibinijimay York University/
Amy Desjarlais York University/Knowledge Keeper
 Ally Stoett  York University/CASS
Lisa Maracle
York University/CASS
Nancy Johnson York University/CASS
Randy Pitawanakwat York University/CASS
Stacy Allison-Cassin York University/Librarian
Samantha Craig-Curnow
Lance Morrison
Amy Hull
 Ashley Day  York University/Alumni
Alice Pitt  York University/Vice-Provost Academic
Allison M Bishop
York University/Centre for Human Rights
Lucy Fromowitz  York University/Vice Provost Students
Alis Kennedy  Council of First Métis People of Canada
 Michael Cheena Community Member at Large

Terms-of-Reference-IC-APPROVED JAN 2017

For more information about the Council, please contact Randy Pitawanakwat at 416-736-5571.