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Teaching and Learning Indigenization

What is this page about?

This page primarily aims to support faculty in enhancing Indigenization efforts in their classrooms and beyond. Staff and administration at Alexander College are also welcome to use these resources.

What is Indigenization?

Indigenization is the process of showing respect and acknowledgement that First Nations and Indigenous peoples are the original people of Canada. It is a recognition within institutions in Canada to engage in reconciliation work and create an opening for Indigenous peoples’ tellings and stories, and an awareness of Indigenous peoples’ experiences, learning and voice. Indigenization is an emphasis on respectfulness toward First Nation’s cultures, languages, lands, traditions and healing as well as a commitment to be supportive of the above in the spirit of reconciliation.

Next Steps

  • How to use proper language around Indigenization (forthcoming in Canvas)
  • A Short Teacher’s Guide for Teaching and Learning Indigenization (forthcoming in Canvas)
  • Teaching Resources for Instructors (forthcoming in Canvas)

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.

Alexander College acknowledges that the land on which we usually gather is the traditional, ancestral and unceded territory of the Coast Salish peoples, including the territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations. We are grateful to have the opportunity to work in this territory.