Indigenizing your Curriculum


Decolonizing and Indigenizing our curriculum and teaching practice requires time, learning and reflection. This is an opportunity to reflect on our positions as an educators at snəw̓eyəɬ leləm̓ Langara College, located on the unceded traditional territories of Musqueam, and contribute to making this space a safe, supportive learning environment for all students.

Here are some resources to help you get started.


Articles:

Guides:

Pulling Together: Guides for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions. BCcampus

These guides are an open professional learning series developed for staff across post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. These guides are intended to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions through Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation.

Guides in the series include: FoundationsLeaders and AdministratorsCurriculum DevelopersTeachers and Instructors; Front-line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors;  and Researchers.[6].

TCDC offers a Community of Practice (CoP) for teaching faculty and staff interested in working through these guides.

Website:

The purpose of this website is to help educators learn about Indigenous cultures and ways of knowing, predominantly through Indigenous traditional and life-experience stories.” – Q’um Q’um Xiiem/Jo-ann Archibald.

Poster:

The First Nations Education Steering Committee (FNESC) is a policy and advocacy organization that represents and works on behalf of First Nations in British Columbia. FNESC has a mandate to support First Nations students (K-12) and advance First Nations education in BC.

Books:

Link to the book Decolonizing Education by Marie Battiste Link to the book Potlatch as Pedagogy by Sara Florence Davidson and Robert Davidson Link to the book Culturally Responsive Pedagogy edited by Fatima Pirbhai-Illich, Shauneen Pete and Fran Martin Link to the book The Truth About Stories by Thomas King