Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives, UTM Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion Office
Tee Duke (she/her) is from the Niisaachewan Anishinaabe Nation located in Treaty 3 Territory (Northwestern Ontario) but now resides in the Ajetance Treaty 19 Territory (North Mississauga – boarder of Brampton).
As the Assistant Director, Indigenous Initiatives with the UTM Equity, Diversity and Inclusion Office Tee is responsible for the administration, coordination, development, and implementation of Indigenous initiatives at the UTM campus and oversees the UTM Indigenous Centre’s programs and services.
In previous roles, Tee has worked with various Indigenous community organizations in Ontario, including the Ontario Federation of Indigenous Friendship Centres, Toronto Aboriginal Social Services Council, Native Child and Family Services of Toronto, and First Nations Child and Family Caring Society.
In working with these services, Tee developed important curricula, including Indigenous Cultural Competency Training, Touchstones for Youth Reconciliation in Child Welfare Modules and developed a culture-based program known as the Children Who Witness Violence Program (CWWV) to support Indigenous families and children impacted by violence in urban-based communities.