McMaster University recognizes that the University and surrounding Hamilton area, including their nature spaces, are situated on traditional territories shared between the Haudenosaunee confederacy and Anishnaabe nations. These lands are protected by the Dish with One Spoon Wampum belt. The wampum uses the symbolism of a dish to represent the territory, and one spoon to represent that the people are to share the resources of the land and only take what they need.
Natural beauty is McMaster University! It abounds in and around our campus. We are blessed with a treasure of waterfalls, valleys, meadows, wetlands, and forests to explore and discover. The beautiful environs of West Hamilton are one of the primary reasons McMaster located here almost ninety years ago. Since then, our long association with the world-class Royal Botanical Gardens and other local conservation organizations have ensured that McMaster’s natural backyard is protected and preserved.
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