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Indigenous Education K-12

Overview

"Decolonization is the process of undoing colonizing practices. Within the educational context, this means confronting and challenging the colonizing practices that have influenced education in the past, and which are still present today. In the past, schools have been used for colonial purposes of forced assimilation. The TRC reports remind us that residential schools were specifically designed to colonize the mind, the heart, and the spirit. Nowadays, colonialism is more subtle, and is often perpetuated through curriculum, power relations, and institutional structures. ... Perhaps the most essential part of decolonization is continual reflection. Schools should be willing to reflect on curriculum, power dynamics, their own structuring, and any action undertaken on behalf of their students." From University of Victoria Centre for Youth & Society

Online Resources & Grey Literature

Selected Books

Professional Development Opportunities at UBC

Professional Development Opportunities Outside UBC