Conference Schedule

Indigenization of Curriculum

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Thursday, May 2, 2019 • 11:15 a.m. – 11:55 a.m.
Dillon Hall 359
Valarie Waboose University of Windsor Show biographies
I am an Anishinabe Kwe from the territorial lands upon which the University of Windsor stands. I currently teach in the Faculty of Law. I am a mother, grandmother, educator, teacher. leader and dear friend to many at Windsor Law. In 2015 the Law School initiated a Truth and Reconciliation Commission Steering Committee to address the Calls to Action contained within the Final TRC report. From that date onward Windsor Law and my Indigenous colleagues have worked to create a culturally appropriate space for teaching Indigenous courses to the law students. In September of last year the first Indigenous legal traditions/orders course was made mandatory for all first year student. Our work is hardly finished but only just begun.

This facilitated conversation will be set up as a Talking Circle. The overall objective of this workshop is to introduce faculty, sessionals, and administrative staff to the topic of indigenization of curriculum. Since the release of the Truth and Reconciliation Commissions final report in 2015, the law school has been moving forward to indigenize law school curriculum and provide culturally appropriate classroom instruction and services to law students. This workshop will be facilitated by Indigenous faculty from Windsor Law and provide an example of what the Law school has done to indigenize the curriculum.