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Indigenous Resources: Indigenization of the Curriculum

Locate books, DVDs, articles and other electronic information related to indigenous studies

Contact Information

  Office of Indigenization
  604.528.5648
  indigenization@jibc.ca

Teaching Styles, Culture & Good Practices

Here are some ways to indigenize the curriculum:

  • acknowledge the local First Nations traditional territory
  • use experiential, and lifelong learning approaches
  • work with Elders and infuse culture into curriculum
  • visit Indigenous communities for field trips, events, and feasts
  • use the oral tradition, telling stories, with guest speakers such as Elders and community leaders
  • incorporate talking circles to facilitate communication (circle methodology)
  • understand Indigenous worldview and respect for Indigenous spiritual practices
  • use Indigenous authored texts, articles and books
  • hire Indigenous instructors
  • use Indigenous film

 

Resources

Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training - Professional Learning Series

A learning series for public post-secondary staff to begin or supplement ways to Indigenize the institution and professional practice.

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