Friday, July 17, 2020
Pulling Together I – Foundations Series
Session 1 will introduce you to the Indigenous Peoples in Canada, their histories, and their cultures. It will also answer some of the questions that people often ask about Indigenous Peoples and debunk some of the common myths and misconceptions.
Friday, July 24, 2020
Pulling Together II – Foundations Series
Session 2 will examine the role of colonization and how it continues to affect Indigenous Peoples in Canada and define the relationship between Indigenous and non-Indigenous people today.
Friday, August 14, 2020
Pulling Together III – Foundations Series
“Each day that Indigenous rights are not honoured or fulfilled, inequality between Indigenous peoples and the settler society grows.
– Idle No More, “The Story”
In Canada, we are still dealing with the legacy of colonization. Media, institutions, and ordinary people still perpetuate harmful stereotypes and beliefs about Indigenous Peoples. This creates a society that continues to discriminate against Indigenous Peoples. Decolonization is the “undoing” of colonization and a process by which Indigenous Peoples are regaining their rightful place in Canada and are thriving. In session 3, we will address some of the challenges that exist because of centuries of institutionalized racism.
Self-paced and other workshops
POSTPONED: Engaging with Indigenous communities
POSTPONED - Meaningful Integration of Indigenous Epistemologies and Pedagogies
This workshop will be rescheduled at a later date due to the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19).
Indigenization of curriculum requires much more than adding Indigenous content. In an education system that has, since its inception and into the present day, valued Western ways of thinking almost exclusively, Indigenization of curriculum requires us to bring Indigenous ways of thinking, being, and learning into course design. This session will provide a discussion of Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogies and how these can be interwoven in curriculum design and development.