"two feathers on red fabric"To get you started...

There are more resources emerging almost daily around decolonization and Indigenization. Here are three possible starting places.

  1. Vowel, Chelsea. 2016. Indigenous Writes: A Guide to First Nations, Métis, and Inuit Issues in Canada. Winnipeg: Portage and Main Press.
  2. Gaudry, Adam and Danielle Lorenz. 2018. “Indigenization as Inclusion, Reconciliation, and Decolonization: Navigating the Different Visions for Indigenizing the Canadian Academy.” AlterNative 14(3): 218–227.
  3. Tuck, Eve and K. Wayne Yang. 2012. “Decolonization is not a Metaphor.” Decolonization: Indigeneity, Education & Society 1(1): 1–40.

To further your learning/unlearning journey...

Resources for Decolonizing Your Teaching Guide
Available through Queen's University Library

These resources support personal learning towards decolonizing teaching. Decolonization is the process of taking away the colonial: the implicit or explicit adoption of Western European ways of thinking where other perspectives are considered less worthy and are less accepted. It is an ongoing and personal journey of learning and un-learning.

Each section flags key readings if you are taking your first steps along this path. These materials were compiled by two Indigenous educators, Lindsay Brant (Mohawk) and Ian Fanning (Algonquin), and a librarian working in the Centre for Teaching and Learning.

Indigenizing Online Learning
Developed by Liv Rondeau, Deb St. Amant, Jennifer Davis, Lindsay Morcom, Kelly Maracle, and Lindsay Brant

Terminology Guide from The Office of Indigenous Initiatives

Decolonizing STEM - Recorded Webinar recorded March 29, 2022

This webinar explored what it can mean to weave Indigenous ways of knowing into STEM subjects. The presentation focused on what decolonizing/Indigenizing STEM can look like, opportunities to learn about best practices, and shared resources to help support further learning as instructors considered ways in which they can make changes to existing curriculum and approaches to teaching and learning.