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Indigenous Foundations 101: Getting Started
January 26, 2023 @ 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Incorporating Indigenous topics and voices into university classrooms is essential. Educational institutions have historically excluded Indigenous knowledges and privileged others. Not only is this an important pedagogical shift in curriculum, it is also a needed shift in order to create safer classrooms for Indigenous students; but where do you get started? Educating yourself first is fundamental in growing confidence in holding the complexities of these meaningful conversations.
In this session we will:
- Explore introductory Indigenous topics through the Indigenous Foundations resource. We will touch on such topics as: terminology, basics of Indigenous land rights (for example: what is the difference between ceded and unceded?), and essentials of the colonial history of Canada.
- Examine and share pedagogical approaches to building confidence in incorporating elemental Indigenous voices and worldviews in the framework of your course design.
- Develop critical reflection within your course design, in understanding the impacts and triggers these conversations can have on Indigenous students and how to better support them.
- During this session there will be discussion, opportunities for questions, and explore how to incorporate Indigenous Foundations and other helpful resources in your classroom.
- Janelle Kasperski, Educational Consultant and Samantha Nock, Educational Resources Developer
This event will hosted online on Zoom.