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Essentials in Indigenous Pedagogy




Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area
1641 Perth Rd, Glenburnie, Ontario, K0H1S0, Canada


This professional development opportunity is designed for educators in the Faculty of Health Sciences with limited, or no knowledge, of Indigenous approaches to learning and ways of knowing and being. It will provide an open forum for discussion on weaving different knowledge and values systems while offering participants a chance to gather resources and practical ideas for implementation in the teaching and learning environment. A primary aim will be to examine our own worldview, and then challenging ourselves in adopting different frames of reference, while recognizing what roles and responsibilities might be involved in this process of decolonization. Co-facilitated by an Indigenous scholar and an ally, this session will also provide an opportunity to explore what it means to become an ally for Indigenous peoples.


  • Welcome and Introductions
  • Intentions and Commitments
  • Introduction to Indigenous Pedagogies
  • Selecting Resources
  • Appropriate versus Appropriation
  • Indigenous Health, Facilitator: Karen Lawford
  • Decolonizing the Curriculum
  • Co-Existence and Co-Resistance: Becoming an Ally for Indigenous Peoples
  • Consolidation and Next Steps


Photography and Video Notice

Photographs and/or video will be taken throughout the duration of the program. By taking part in this event you grant the event organizers full rights to use the images resulting from the photography/video filming, and any reproductions or adaptations of the images for fundraising, publicity or other purposes to help achieve the group’s aims. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in their printed and online publicity, social media, press releases and funding applications. If you do not wish to be photographed please inform an event organizer.