Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

Decolonizing and Indigenizing Teaching and Learning

Faculty, staff, and students at Queen’s University are committed to addressing the Calls to Action of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada, as well as the recommendations of the Queen’s University Truth and Reconciliation Commission Task Force Final Report Yakwanastahentéha / Aankenjigemi / Extending the Rafters. If you are interested in taking action, there are many paths available, many directions you might go. This website offers a few starting points focused specifically on teaching and learning.


Authorship and Acknowledgments

This webpage was written by Robin Attas, Ph.D, settler educational developer in the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Queen’s University. Assistance and ideas came from Lindsay Brant (Mohawk), Ian Fanning (Algonquin-Settler), Laura Maracle (label-resister and mixed-race woman consciously living in Haudenosaunee tradition at Tyendinaga Mohawk Territory), Tim Yearington (Algonquin-Métis), and various Indigenous and non-Indigenous members of the Indigenous Knowledge, Curriculum, and Research Working Group of the Aboriginal Council of Queen’s University.

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