Wayi Wah! Indigenous Pedagogies – An Act for Reconciliation and Anti-Racist Education (Sept. 2022)

How can Indigenous knowledge systems inform our teaching practices and enhance education? How do we create an education system that embodies an anti-racist approach and equity for Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners?

This resource is for non-Indigenous educators who want to learn more, are new to these conversations, or want to deepen their learning.

This book asks readers to acknowledge and challenge assumptions, reflect on their own experiences, and envision a more equitable education system for all. Each chapter includes

  • reflection questions to help process the ideas in each chapter
  • suggestions for taking action in both personal and professional spheres of influence
  • recommended resources to read, watch, or listen to for further learning
  • personal reflections and anecdotes from the author on her own learning journey
  • voices of non-Indigenous educators who share their learning and model how to move into, and sit, in places of unknowing and discomfort, so we can examine our own biases and engage in this work in a good way

” Some educators may come to this work with some trepidation. You may feel that you are not equipped to engage in Indigenous education, reconciliation, or anti-racism work. You may be anxious about perpetuating misconceptions or stereotypes, making mistakes, or giving offence. In these chapters, I invite you to take a walk and have a conversation with a good mind and a good heart.”