Indigenous Teaching & Learning
Durham College acknowledges the lands of the people of the Mississaugas of Scugog Island First Nations. We are situated within the traditional territory of the Mississauga and in the territory covered by the Williams Treaties.
Suswaaning Endaajig Aboriginal Student Centre (ASC)
Durham College’s Aboriginal Student Advisors, Peggy Forbes and Julie Pigeon, are able to work with faculty who are looking at ways that they can begin to infuse Indigenous Knowledge into curriculum. They are also are available to provide a number of Aboriginal specific workshops and presentations including::
- How past historical policies continue to affect Aboriginal Peoples today
- Residential Schools
- Medicine Wheel teachings
- Misconceptions, racism and stereotypes
For more information on the Aboriginal Student Centre please visit their website.
Traditional Teachings, Terms and Protocols
You will find the Traditional Teachings, Terms and Protocols document valuable when trying to indigenize your course outlines.
Books on Indigenous Topics
The C.A.F.E. and the ASC have books on Indigenous topics to help you with your teaching and learning.
Professor Jason Vassell explains in this video how he is indigenzing aspects of the courses he teaches at Durham College.
University of Toronto
Understanding Indigenous Perspectives
These free learning modules have been created to support educators to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge and worldviews.
University of British Columbia
Reconciliation through Indigenous Education
Various videos from the Reconciliation through Indigenous Education massively open online course (MOOC) are available on the UBC ETS YouTube channel. The Reconciliation through Indigenous Education MOOC will run again in October 2017.
Confederation College has a list of Indigenous Learning Outcomes located on their teaching and learning website.