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Pillar 3: Indigenous Learning and Development for All

Pillar 3: Indigenous Learning and Development for All

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"Provide education for management and staff on the history and legacy of residential schools, developing culturally appropriate curricula, integrating Indigenous knowledge/methods into the classroom and protecting the rights of aboriginal languages."
- (Truth and Reconciliation Report, 2015)


Engage in learning for all to advance Indigenous traditions, culture and knowledge across the institution.

Commitments

  • Build capacity of all stakeholders within the College.
  • Indigenize the learning environment.
  • Support faculty as they integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into the learning environment which includes technologically enhanced learning.
  • Mobilize research and scholarship that advances the understanding of promising Indigenous practices.

 

Calls to Action

  • Develop a mandatory online module/s for all employees which will introduce and expand understanding of Indigenous tradition and culture and emphasize the importance of understanding and reciprocity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples (completion of this module can be credited to the Employee Leadership Passport).
  • Provide Indigenous experiential experiences for all employees (participation will be credited on the Employee Leadership Passport).
  • Expand our GCE Learning Outcomes Framework to integrate Indigenous learning.
  • Implement an Indigenous pedagogical guide for faculty, informed by Indigenous Knowledge Keepers, to enable faculty to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into classrooms.
  • Identify and develop academic programs, through consultation, which can be delivered in the communities.
  • Co-host Indigenous programs delivered by Indigenous organizations at the college.
  • Source an existing Indigenous language course in partnership with Nations, the community, and Indigenous organizations through part time learning.
  • Develop guidelines to review all academic resources to ensure that they align with the Indigenous Strategic Framework.
  • Integrate Indigenous components into the THLE program.
  • Offer an Indigenous course for all faculty which will include history and legacy of residential schools, the Indian Act, the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, Treaties and Aboriginal rights, and Indigenous teachings and practices. This will require skills-based training in intercultural competency, conflict resolution, human rights and anti-racism.
  • Provide ongoing just in time Indigenous academic supports and resources to faculty utilizing Elders and Traditionalists.
  • Through funding, support sustainable research and scholarship to examine issues impacting Indigenous communities in higher education.
  • Accept and undertake research and scholarship that acknowledges and utilizes Indigenous research methodologies.COMMITMENTSCALLS TO ACTIONPILLAR 3Indigenous Learning and Development for AllEngage in learning for all to advance Indigenous traditions, culture and knowledge across the institution.
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