Bridging the Knowledge Gap: Indigenous Foundations

Event Date & Time

  • November 13, 2015
    10:00 am - 11:30 am

Event Description

Educational institutions have historically excluded the voices and experiences of Indigenous people and privileged others. The university classroom is often the first site for students to engage in conversations and share ideas with others from a broad range of cultural and social backgrounds. Instructors report this gap in knowledge, understanding and experience make it difficult to have meaningful discussions on Indigenous topics beyond an introductory level.

In this session we will:

  • Examine and share pedagogical approaches to teaching lower level and interdisciplinary courses with Aboriginal content. Where do you start? What are some of the challenges? What are the triggers for students around  content and how do you develop critical reflection within the framework of your course design
  • During this session there will be an interactive presentation of Indigenous Foundations; a resource that has been developed in the First Nations Studies Program. Participants will see how to faculty have utilized Indigenous Foundations within their own classrooms and course design.

Participants are asked to review the Indigenous Foundations website prior to this session and bring any questions they have about this resource.



Venue Website:

1961 E Mall, Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


Please note this room is located through the CTLT offices of the 2nd floor in IKBLC.