Conference Schedule

Welcoming Indigeneity

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Wednesday, May 1, 2019 • 11 a.m. – 11:40 a.m.
Dillon Hall 359
Daniol Coles University of Windsor Show biographies
Daniol has recently completed MBA studies at the Odette School of Business and is currently enrolled in the UTC program with the Centre for Teaching and Learning. He identifies his Indigeneity as Metis of Cree heritage, and is now working on various projects researching and supporting institutional Indigenization at the University of Windsor, including in his role as Chair of the Dean's First Nation, Metis, and Inuit Advisory Council with the Odette School of Business.

This interactive, facilitated session will involve participants in self-reflection and respectful, guided conversations to help begin their personal journey of welcoming Indigeneity into their institutional role as student, faculty, or staff of a university in Canada in 2019. The thoughtful facilitation of introductory knowledge sharing and mutual learning conducted within this session will help guide learners towards an ability of understanding of Indigenous worldviews. This may also provide an introductory basis for the conception of Indigenization in higher education curriculum within a progressive institutional environment. The power of reflection, listening, and silence, along with the use of a format based around oral tradition, will gift learners a more experiential basis of understanding Indigenous worldviews for future critical conversations in, and beyond, the classroom.