McMaster University stands on the traditional territory shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and the Anishinaabe nations. We must acknowledge a debt to those who were here before us, and recognize our responsibility, as guests, to respect and honour the intimate relationship Indigenous peoples have to this land.
This land acknowledgement, viewed through an intersectional lens, recognizes that the same forces of colonial violence that occupied and settled Turtle Island governed in a way that enacted, and continues to enact, violence upon queer, trans, and two-spirit peoples. We recognize that we cannot adequately support queer, trans, and two-spirit peoples without also supporting action towards reconciliation with Indigenous peoples.
This guide features materials that are accessible through McMaster University Library, Hamilton Public Library, or are openly available on the internet. If you work or study at McMaster, you are eligible for a free Hamilton Public Library card.
We are committed to purchasing more material to support the diversification of our collection, and are aware that the list of resources enclosed within the guide are non-exhaustive. Some of the titles we sought to add to our collection as we compiled this guide were unavailable in e-book format, and at present our print book collection purchasing has been curtailed due to COVID-19. Once the library reopens are we are able to process print books to add to our collection, we are committed to continue growing our collection. To this end, we welcome, and are grateful for, any and all feedback and recommendations.