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.
McMaster is immersed in an abundance of nature and surrounded by many natural areas that are easily accessible by students, staff, and faculty. We welcome you to explore the many natural areas and discover the wonders they hold.