Indigenization, Decolonization, Reconciliation


This short course will help prepare faculty, many of whom may be unsure what indigenization is, begin the process of indigenizing their courses and/or making their respective department Indigenous friendly. Participants will be encouraged to delve into the effects of colonization, power and privilege in relation to knowledge and history of Indigenous peoples. Indigenous knowledges, epistemologies and pedagogies will be introduced.

Charter Connections

This session addresses these Educator Commitments from Our Learning Charter:

  • EL 1.1 Exemplify active learning and curiosity, demonstrate broad thinking
  • EL 1.2 Engage with students and peers in a respectful manner
  • EL 1.3 Explicitly recognize their own position and work to understand, acknowledge, and value perspectives and worldviews different from their own
  • EL 1.4 Encourage and foster open and healthy dialogue
  • EC 4.2 Seek feedback from peers and other sources to allow for evidence on all aspects of teaching practice to be reflected upon for the purposes of continuous improvement
  • EC 4.4 Learn about advances in effective pedagogies/andragogies
  • EC 4.5 Engage in meaningful conversations about their practices with others

Timing: 9 hours (3 hrs/day) 


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