Cooperative of Indigenous Studies Students & Alumni
The Cooperative of Indigenous Studies Students & Alumni was developed at McMaster University as a means to further promote and support Indigenous peoples, Knowledge and culture.
Our mission statement: To raise awareness of both local and global Indigenous issues within the McMaster, Hamilton and Six Nations communities. To further foster a sense of welcoming and belonging to all Indigenous and Indigenous Studies students within all levels of community (McMaster, Six Nations, Hamilton, etc.)
The C.I.S.S.A. mission is achieved through:
→ creating events and workshops to raise awareness of Indigenous issues, promote strength and resilience of Indigenous peoples and share and promote Indigenous knowledge and culture.
→ Hosting realistic and tangible fundraisers to enable our group to carry out various projects, workshops and activities and which perpetuate Indigenous core values (including, but not limited to: regeneration, sustainability, Indigenous Knowlege and local support