Indigenous Teaching and Learning

Land Acknowledgement

York University acknowledges its presence on the traditional territory of many Indigenous Nations. The area known as Tkaronto has been care taken by the Anishinabek Nation, the Haudenosaunee Confederacy, the Huron-Wendat, and the Métis Nation. It is now home to many Indigenous Peoples. We acknowledge the current treaty holders, the Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation.  This territory is subject of the Dish with One Spoon Wampum Belt Covenant, an agreement to peaceably share and care for the Great Lakes region.

York University’s Indigenous Framework for York University
The Framework addresses the University Academic Plan and its call for a pan-University Indigenous Strategy.

York University Support and Services for Indigenous Students, Faculty and Staff
The Centre for Aboriginal Student Services (CASS)
Aboriginal Students’ Association at York
Skennen’kó:wa Gamig, the House of Great Peace

Indigenous Programs, Projects and Research at York University
Indigenous Studies – Department of Equity Studies 
WABAAN Indigenous Teacher Education
Master of Education – Urban Indigenous Education Cohort
History of Indigenous Peoples Network (HIPN)
Ethics in Indigenous Research Workshop 2018
Indigenous and Education for Sustainable Development
Indigenous Environmental Justice Project

Other Resources
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada website
TRC Final Report
Native Residential Schools in Canada: A Selective Bibliography, Library and Archives Canada 
Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada website
Tuesday Teachings – CBC    (Short videos that share the wisdom and knowledge of Indigenous elders and knowledge keepers.)

Resources from other Educational Institutions

Understanding Indigenous Perspectives – University of Toronto
Free learning modules that support educators who wish to gain a deeper understanding of Indigenous perspectives, knowledge and worldview.

Deepening Knowledge Project – University of Toronto
Resources for and about Aboriginal Education

Infusing Indigenous Perspectives in Education – University of Toronto
Although this guide is specific to the University of Toronto library and meant for K-12 teaching, it contains a wealth of resources that may be useful in post-secondary education.

Reconciliation through Indigenous Education – University of British Columbia
Various videos from the Reconciliation through Indigenous Education MOOC are available on the UBC ETS YouTube Channel.

 Indigenous Learning Outcomes –  Confederation College 
Confederation College has developed seven indigenous learning outcomes that educators can use in their course outlines.

Indigenous Allyship: An Overview
This document is a resource for non-Indigenous people who seek to become allies to Indigenous peoples. This document was created by the Laurier Students’ Public Interest Research Group – a not-for-profit organization that develops advocacy tools.

Indigenous Canada – Coursera
This 12-lesson MOOC explores Indigenous histories and contemporary issues in Canada. This course was created by the University of Alberta.