What is Indigenization?
Indigenization is a reflective journey. We travel this road together in the pursuit of incorporating Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing, and relating into the educational and social structures of the College.
Please use the resources below as a starting point in your own journey, and contact firstname.lastname@example.org to see how we can help you adjust your courses and programs.
Protocol for Employers’ Associations: Recognizing Indigenous Territory
From the Public Sector Employer's Council Secretariat document Sept. 2019
"Government has made reconciliation a cross-government priority and has been laying the foundation for a new beginning in transforming its relationship with First Nations and all Indigenous peoples based on reconciliation, respect and the shared goal of a better future.
Over the past two decades, the acknowledgment of land has evolved from a protocol initiated only in high-level government-to-government events to today’s new standard where it is encouraged, and expected, in all meetings and presentations.
Recognition of territory is a sign of respect, supports a good working relationship and demonstrates government’s commitment to reconciliation with Indigenous people across the province. This extends to public sector employers’ associations and the variety of the events and presentations where the public may or may not include members from the local First Nation, but where the meeting is located in someone’s territory.
This protocol is meant to provide advice and suggestions for the appropriate language, along with guidelines and resources to determine the land on which the meeting is taking place that may assist employers’ associations to include this acknowledgment as part of their activities around the province."
Read the full document (Below)
PSEC Secretariat - Advice to EAs on Indigenous Territory Protocol_2019-0.._
Guide to the Indigenous Traditional Territories in BC
Refer to this document organized by City, Town, Village, to confirm the territory
within which they reside. Guide also includes pronunciation guide for names of First Nations.
Indigenous Territory Guide British Columbia
Additional and Alternative Pronunciation Website.