Indigenous Teaching and Learning Series


Decolonizing the Academy: Module 1

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In this video, learners will be introduced to the colonial roots of the Westernized university with a particular focus on its systemic allegiance to Euro-Western ways of knowing. In the context of increasing reconciliation discourses in Canada, learners will be exposed to the structural ways that settler colonialism has shaped the university system, its disciplines and teaching practices with the goal to inspire instructors to attend to academic colonialism in their disciplines, and more proactively include Indigenous perspectives across the curriculum.

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