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 this  Indigenization Self-Reflection Checklist and the resources below as a starting point in your own journey, and contact ctl@cnc.bc.ca to see how we can help you adjust your courses and programs.

BC Campus Indigenization Project

BC Campus Indigenization Project

  • Pulling Together: Foundations Guide

  • Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers

  • Pulling Together: A Guide for Teachers and Instructors

  • Pulling Together: A Guide for Leaders and Administrators

  • Pulling Together: A Guide for Front-Line Staff, Student Services, and Advisors


Indigenization: Courses

  • Aboriginal Worldviews and Education

  • Indigenous Canada

  • Indigenous Voices Online Learning Modules

  • Reconciliation Through Indigenous Education


Indigenization: Links

  • 100 ways to Indigenize and Decolonize Academic Programs and Courses

  • A Critique of the Call to “Always Indigenize!”

  • Brave Space Agreement

  • Indigenizing Canadian academia and the insidious problem of white possessiveness

  • Indigenizing the Academy

  • Towards Indigenizing Higher Ed: An Online Storytelling Series


Indigenization: Videos

  • Decolonize or Indigenize?: Transitioning for the Information Profession

  • What is “Indigenizing the Curriculum?”

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.

Additional and Alternative Pronunciation Website.