McMaster Indigenous Studies Department to offer for-credit version of Two Row Paddle course

McMaster University’s Indigenous Studies Department will now allow students to take the 10-day Two Row Paddle paddling course for credit. In the Two Row Paddle course, students learn about Indigenous histories and communities through literature, guest speakers, and paddling skill lessons before embarking on their trip. On the trip, students apply their classroom learnings to real community experiences and learn about Haudenosaunee teachings, river ecology, and history. McMaster Associate Professor Bonnie Freeman said the students will complete a variety of academic assignments but will learn “[m]ost importantly, how they can take what they’ve learned from the Two Row Paddle and this course in working with both Indigenous and non-Indigenous communities, as well as what it takes to move forward in supporting Indigenous truth and cultural resurgence.”