Indigenous Teaching and Learning Series
This unique online education series is geared toward university instructors with the goal to increase their understanding of the colonial roots of the academy, the movement to transform universities to be more inclusive of Indigenous peoples, and to inspire them to move toward decolonizing their pedagogies.

About the Module Developer
Candace Brunette-Debassige is a Mushkego Cree iskwew from Peetabeck (Treaty 9 Territory) with Cree and French ancestry. Brunette-Debassige is an Assistant Professor in the Faculty of Education at Western University located on lands of the Anishnabek, Haudenoshaunee and Lenapewuk Peoples in London Ontario Canada. Currently, Brunette-Debassige serves as a university-wide Teaching Fellow in Indigenous Learning at Western. Her scholarly work and professional practices center on advancing the liberatory struggles of Indigenous Peoples in educational settings. Her current research agenda is located in the areas of Indigenous and decolonial approaches to curriculum, educational change, leadership and policy. Her scholarly work embodies a deep commitment to advancing Indigenous theorizing, Indigenous methodologies in research, and Indigenous pedagogical approaches to teaching and learning.

These modules were developed by teaching fellow, Candace Brunette-Debassige. This project was supported by Western University’s Provost Office, the Office of Indigenous Initiatives and the Centre for Teaching and Learning with some funding provided by a Commonwealth Peace and Reconciliation Challenge Grant from the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU).

The Teaching and Learning Series is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives 4.0 license, except where otherwise noted.

Recommended citation for the digital design: Brunette-Debassige, C & Pichette, H. (Urban Iskwew). (2022). Academic tower on Indigenous lands.


Submissions from 2023

Indigenous Students, Indigeneity and Experience in Universities: Module 3, Candace Brunette-Debassige

Submissions from 2022

Indigenous Teaching & Learning Online Series - Introduction, Candace Brunette-Debassige

Decolonizing the Academy: Module 1, Candace Brunette-Debassige

Toward a Decolonizing Pedagogy: Module 2, Candace Brunette-Debassige