We've been learning more about Indigenizing the university, and how we might approach that as an Institute. This article by Gabrielle Lindstrom is a great overview.
Indigenous pedagogy, which refers to a way of teaching using Indigenous educational principles, is grounded in creating, fostering and sustaining good relationships between student and teacher. Teaching moments are found in the human-to-human interactions which are reciprocal â€” my students understand that I have certain knowledge and experience they can learn from and I understand that I, too, can learn from my students.
Rather than compromising excellence, Indigenous epistemology, therefore, offers students the opportunity to strive for their full potential without compromising their human dignity or those of other cultures.
Fantastic. Indigenization is as much about shifting the power structure as it is about learning the history.
Source: How do we Indigenize post-secondary curriculum? | UToday | University of Calgary