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Wednesday, October 16, 2019

What are Indigenous Protocols?

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Schedule: Wednesday, October 16, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Oak Room, Vanier Hall
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

What is smudging? Who is an Elder? Why and when should we use Indigenous medicines? These are common questions for those of us who are interested in incorporating Indigenous practices in our events, activities, and courses.

This interactive workshop will provide participants with the opportunity to engage with questions like these, as well as with strategies for practicing proper protocols when working with Indigenous people and communities. Developing a facility with these protocols will lead to more robust conversations and collaborations on campus as we move forward with the Truth and Reconciliation Calls to Action and the Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous Education.

Wednesday, October 30, 2019

How to apply for the new Nanadagikenim – Seek to know grant

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Schedule: Wednesday, October 30, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: Lambton 2103
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego
The Nanadagikenim- Seek to Know Grant seeks to implement both the Truth and Reconciliation calls to action and the Universities Canada Principles on Indigenous education to engage and foster sustainability of Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy. The Nanadagikenim grant will accomplish these actions by providing opportunities for faculty and staff to build and maintain reciprocal learning relationships with members of Indigenous communities and academic communities to successfully engage in Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy work. This workshop will provide information for applicants as well as examples of a grant application for further clarification. This session will explore ideas and share possible approaches and networks to assist Nanadagikenim grant applications.

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Looking at weaving traditional practices into curriculum

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Schedule: Wednesday, November 06, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego
As you develop curriculum, keep in mind that to decolonize teaching and learning, it is critical that Indigenous voices be brought to the forefront, for example, through Indigenous success stories, Indigenous cultural approaches, and Indigenous led research. In this workshop, we will explore what counts as Indigenous perspective and what is and isn’t appropriate to be shared and used and provide you with some guidelines to consider when navigating choices about Indigenous content. We will also explore the importance of local knowledge and the role that curriculum developers can play in supporting Indigenous curriculum and pedagogy.

Wednesday, November 27, 2019

What are Indigenous pedagogies?

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Schedule: Wednesday, November 27, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: The Katzman Lounge
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego
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 workshop provides a discussion of Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogies and how these can be interwoven in curriculum design and development.

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

How do we care for ourselves and our communities within the academy while also meeting its rigorous demands?

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Schedule: Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Location: McPherson Lounge
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego
How do we take care of ourselves and our community? We will be discussing the actions we take to protect our well-being while meeting the rigorous demands of academia and community needs. In this workshop we will be designing our own prints using foam plates, acrylic paint and cardstock and small paint rollers. You are encouraged to wear “paint” clothes or bring an apron to protect your clothing.

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Indigenous Cultural Exploration: Cedar Bath Foot Soak Cleanse

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Schedule: Thursday, February 27, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: McPherson Lounge

Indigenous communities have used cultural traditions and ceremonies over many generations to improve health and well-being (Manitowabi & Gauthier-Frohlick, 2012). This session will immerse you into aspects of Indigenous culture through a cedar bath foot soak cleanse as performed by Niimi Manidoo Consulting. This session will also include guided meditation along with smudging and hand drum singing. There is a $25 registration fee for this workshop. Payment may be made by journal entry, cash,cheque payable to "University of Windsor" or by credit card by contacting Marilyn Powley. Payments can be dropped off between 8:30 and 4:30 at the Centre for Teaching and Learning in CEI Room 2260. Please pay by Tues. Feb. 18th, or contact Marilyn Powley at mpowley@uwindsor.ca to make alternate arrangements. Places in the workshop will be confirmed upon receipt of payment.

Friday, March 13, 2020

Indigenization, Decolonization, and Reconciliation

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Schedule: Friday, March 13, 2020, 01:00 PM – 03:00 PM
Location: McPherson Lounge
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego
If we want to contribute to systemic change, we need to understand the concepts Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation. These terms are sometimes used interchangeably, but according to Indigenous scholars and activists (see Alfred, 2009; Alfred & Corntassel, 2005; Pete, 2015), they are separate but interrelated processes. In this session we will explore these terms and how they are interrelated.

Friday, May 15, 2020

Incorporating Diverse Sources of Indigenous Knowledge

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Schedule: Friday, May 15, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

NOTE: Upon registration, workshop leaders will contact you via email to share the link to the online workshop.

As you develop curriculum, keep in mind that to decolonize teaching and learning, it is critical that Indigenous voices be brought to the forefront by including Indigenous success stories, Indigenous cultural approaches, and Indigenous-led research. In recent years, there has been much discussion about what counts as an Indigenous perspective and what is and isn’t appropriate to be shared and used. In this session, we will explore these issues and provide you with some guidelines to consider when navigating choices about Indigenous content. We will also explore the importance of local knowledge and the role that curriculum developers can play in supporting Indigenous language revitalization.

Friday, May 29, 2020

Developing Awareness of One’s Own Role in Indigenization and Reconciliation

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Schedule: Friday, May 29, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

NOTE: Upon registration, workshop leaders will contact you via email to share the link to the online workshop.

In the previous sessions, we learned about the exclusion of Indigenous knowledge from academia. This exclusion and the parallel privileging of Western knowledge above other systems of thought are examples of systemic oppression. In this section, we will explore the concept of systemic oppression and ask you to reflect on your positionality within the system of oppression that exists in the world today. This will help to inform the role you play in Indigenization of the curriculum. Understanding and promoting an anti-oppressive approach is critical to supporting the work of Indigenization.

Wednesday, June 24, 2020

Promoting Systemic Change

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Schedule: Wednesday, June 24, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

Now that you have worked through the preceding sessions, you are probably beginning to get a sense of what indigenization means to you. Or maybe the perspective you had when you started this guide has been affirmed. We hope you have learned along the way and are more confident about how you will continue your work to introduce Indigenous perspectives into your curriculum, not just to serve Indigenous students, but to serve us all.

As you engage in the work of Indigenizing curriculum, you will find there are limits to what can be done through curriculum alone. Holistic transformation of the university will involve systemic change, including policies, practices, and organizational culture. In this session, we explore how you can contribute to systemic change as a curriculum developer.

Friday, July 17, 2020

Pulling Together I – Foundations Series

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Schedule: Friday, July 17, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:00 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

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

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Schedule: Friday, July 24, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

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

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Schedule: Friday, August 14, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

“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.

Friday, September 25, 2020

Pulling Together I – Foundations Series

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Schedule: Friday, September 25, 2020, 02:30 PM – 04:00 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

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, October 9, 2020

Pulling Together II – Foundations Series

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Schedule: Friday, October 09, 2020, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

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, October 23, 2020

Pulling Together III – Foundations Series

Registration for this event is now closed.
Schedule: Friday, October 23, 2020, 11:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego

“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.