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Tuesday, July 13, 2021

Understanding Indigenization

Schedule: Tuesday, July 13, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego
For too long, Canadian society has been rooted in colonial approaches and Euro-centrism, creating negative impacts on Indigenous Peoples and all Canadians – and the post-secondary education system is by no means an exception. Indigenization aims to address this legacy through the integration of Indigenous perspectives in curriculum and other educational contexts. In this session, we will explore what is meant by Indigenization, how it relates to decolonization and reconciliation, why it’s important, and how you, as a curriculum developer, can participate.

Tuesday, July 27, 2021

Meaningful Integration of Indigenous Epistemologies and Pedagogies

Schedule: Tuesday, July 27, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
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 session will provide a discussion of Indigenous epistemologies and pedagogies and how these can be interwoven in curriculum design and development.

Tuesday, August 10, 2021

Engaging with Indigenous communities

Schedule: Tuesday, August 10, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
Instructors: Jaimie Kechego
As Indigenization is the process of bringing together Indigenous knowledge systems and approaches with those of the mainstream academy, it is critical that this work be done in partnership with Indigenous people. If learning is to occur in relationship, it is essential for curriculum developers to build relationships and work together with Indigenous people. In this session, we will begin to explore how to build relationships with Indigenous people in respectful and meaningful ways.

Thursday, August 26, 2021

Incorporating Diverse Sources of Indigenous Knowledge

Schedule: Thursday, August 26, 2021, 01:00 PM – 02:30 PM
Location: Taught Online
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 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 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.