Centre for Teaching and Learning

Centre for Teaching and Learning
Centre for Teaching and Learning

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.