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We invite you to join Ānako

Would you be interested in joining the Ānako Indigenous Research Institute? In shaping its path? Could you help with upcoming events (including research talks, film screenings, or the annual student symposium)? Do you have ideas to contribute?

We welcome all interested community, student and faculty researchers to be involved in Ānako! Please get in touch if you are interested, available to contribute, or have any questions or feedback for us.


The Ānako Indigenous Research Institute brings together researchers, students, and Indigenous communities to foster dialogue and understanding of ethical, balanced, and respectful research with Indigenous peoples and in Indigenous territories.

The Institute’s priorities include:

  • supporting emerging and established scholars in their development of Indigenous-focussed research projects, methodologies and ethics;
  • partnering with local communities to identify appropriate research projects;
  • and creating opportunities for the dissemination of research conducted by Carleton faculty and students.

The Kinàmàgawin Report

Ānako’s launch in 2021 builds upon the foundations laid from 1993 onwards by Carleton’s Centre for Indigenous Research, Culture, Language and Education (CIRCLE).

Cover of Kinamagawin ReportĀnako facilitates the implementation of many of the Calls to Action laid out in the Kinàmàgawin (Learning Together) Report drafted by Carleton’s Strategic Indigenous Initiatives Committee in 2020. Ānako responds specifically to Call #31, which outlines the need for “an Institute for Indigenous Research with the intent of continuing, consolidating, and further promoting innovative and collaborative research pertaining to Indigenous peoples, communities and nations.”