Indigenous Education: Education for Reconciliation, North Vancouver

This Graduate Diploma in Advanced Professional Studies has been developed by Field Programs in partnership and collaboration with School District #44 (North Vancouver) and the Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw (Squamish Nation) and səl̓ilw̓ətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh Nation) and hosted on their traditional territories.

Learn more about this program through the voices of the collaborators and partners of this program or from an interview with Dr. Vicki Kelly and Dr. Paula Rosehart on CFNR Network.


  • Teacher inquiry and reflective practice
  • Indigenous Worldviews and Perspectives in Indigenous Education
  • Indigenous and Holistic Approaches to Teaching and Learning
  • Exploration of Indigenous Knowledge practices and pedagogies
  • Indigenous story telling, art making and circle processes
  • Ecological and Place-Based pedagogies as informed by the local Indigenous Communities
  • Bridging Western and Indigenous Perspectives
  • Intercultural dialogue
  • Education for Reconciliation

This two-year, 30-unit program of study is for teachers whose primary focus is school-based educational practice. It provides the opportunity to engage in focused, sustained reflective inquiry. Completion of the diploma allows teachers to move from TQS category 4 to TQS 5 or from category 5 to 5+.


Additional information can be found on our Frequently Asked Questions page as well as in the Student Calendar.