Monthly Archives: January 2022

Indigenous-Specific Racism in Education – Challenging Biases and Assumptions

We all have biases that we have developed based on our life experiences, and how we have interpreted those experiences. Biases serve a purpose for us as thinking short-cuts that help us organize our perceptions of the world. Our professional … Continue reading

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How Do I Avoid Cultural Appropriation in My Classroom or School?

While educators are encouraged to integrate Indigenous knowledges into schools and classrooms, people have also become aware that respectful inclusion of Indigenous resources means avoiding cultural appropriation or exploitation, and misusing or misrepresenting Indigenous knowledges. Educators often ask about the … Continue reading

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Authentic Indigenous Resources

If we are respecting the First Peoples Principles of Learning and Indigenous knowledge systems, we need to ensure that our classrooms and schools are full of rich, authentic Indigenous resources. This is important for First Nations, Inuit and M├ętis learners … Continue reading

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A Vision of a System

(a snippet of Wayi Wah! Indigenous Pedagogies: An Act for Reconciliation and Anti-Racist Education, anticipated publishing date – September, 2022) Many people talk about the need to improve education systems, to create system-wide shifts in values, structures, and processes to … Continue reading

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