Decolonization and Indigenization webinar series

The Many Facets of Decolonizing and Indigenizing in the Academy – Spring 2021 webinar series

This webinar series will provide insights to Indigenous and non-Indigenous educators, staff and students on “The Many Facets of Decolonizing and Indigenizing in the Academy.” The organizer of the series is firmly grounded in Indigenous knowledge(s) and the embedded teaching and learning processes, which are central to this webinar series. These webinars are intended to reflect the intent of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission Calls to Action and to respect the recommendations of SFU’s Aboriginal Reconciliation Council (ARC).

A critical approach to Indigenous education started in 1972 when Indigenous peoples across Canada started a movement towards “Indian control of Indian education” in response to the 1969 Liberal White Paper. This history is briefly documented here.

For decades, Indigenous scholars have worked tirelessly with critical non-Indigenous scholars to carve out a space in the Academy and to develop Indigenous theories from their unique knowledge systems, which are complex, relational and include aspects of many disciplines because of their wholistic approach. These Indigenous theories will reflect Indigenous teaching and learning practices.

This series will provide an opportunity to intersect with Indigenous knowledge(s) and explore how, when and where Indigenous ways of teaching and learning can be used in the development of curriculum for all disciplines and will enhance the learning experience of faculty, staff and students.

Up next

 

About this event

We welcome three outstanding Indigenous scholars from the University of Calgary, Carleton University and York University who are at the higher administrative levels within their institutions and who will share their experiences. These Indigenous scholars at Canadian institutions of higher learning are the first generation in roles that are breaking ground for effective reconciliation work to occur in the decolonizing and indigenizing of their place-based institutions. Some of what they will share is how they have worked with faculty, staff and students to facilitate transforming teaching and learning practices.

Past events

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Presenters 

  • Justin Wilson, coordinator of Aboriginal Studies Faculty, Langara College, Faculty of Psychology, Capilano University, and co-chair, Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization Subcommittee, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators
  • Shirley Hardman, senior advisor on Indigenous affairs, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Shelly Johnson, Canada Research Chair of Indigenizing Higher Education, Thompson Rivers University

Alliance Building in the Academy and in the Community: The Role of Decolonizing & Indigenizing

November 10, 2020 | Watch the webcast recording (to come)

Interrupting the Academy: Decolonizing and Indigenizing and What That Means to Curriculum

October 20, 2020 | Watch the webcast recording (YouTube)

A Conversation with Dr. Jo-ann Archibald Q’um Q’um Xiiem: The Many Facets of Decolonizing and Indigenizing the Academy

September 22, 2020 | Watch the webcast recording (YouTube)

Tuesday, October 20, 2020 | 1:00–2:30 p.m.

Presenters 

  • Justin Wilson, coordinator of Aboriginal Studies Faculty, Langara College, Faculty of Psychology, Capilano University, and co-chair, Decolonization, Reconciliation and Indigenization Subcommittee, Federation of Post-Secondary Educators
  • Shirley Hardman, senior advisor on Indigenous affairs, University of the Fraser Valley
  • Shelly Johnson, Canada Research Chair of Indigenizing Higher Education, Thompson Rivers University

Questions?

E: ceeevent@sfu.ca
T: 778 782 3910