Author Archive | Carol Mammel

Workshop Breakout II Group 1 (Indigenizers) Hiring, Retention, Tenure, and Promotion

Hiring, Retention, Tenure, & Promotion Workshop Breakout II Breakout Group 1 (Indigenizers) University staff overlook Aboriginal staff and go to non-aboriginal staff as experts  University staff tend to not go to the staff (perception of or lack level of education) and tend to go too non-Aboriginal staff thinking they are the experts Hiring process and […]

Workshop I Breakout Group 7 (Senior Administrators 2) Personal and Institutional Reflections on Indigenizing the Academy

Personal and Institutional Reflections on Indigenizing the Academy Workshop I Breakout Group 7 (Senior Administrators 2) A need to work more closely with all levels With good and bad past history institutions have some ‘trust building’ to do with First Nations communities. How to indigenize? Need a definition Need to start with Aboriginal advisors Have […]

UFV hosts and caucus: Dr. Peter Geller, Shirley Hardman, Indigenous Affairs, Dr. Eric Davis

It is very easy to underestimate the challenges involved — UFV Caucus Reflections

Staff (Caucus) observed that it was very easy to underestimate the challenges involved, and wondered how to make the curriculum more balanced for aboriginal students, and if there were a way to incorporate and promote understanding through staff training and development. It was suggested that ceremonial activities, like sweats, were important to indigenization, as they […]

NVIT President Ken Tourand addressing Indigenizing the Academy Gathering UFV

Learn to think with your heart: Reflections on Indigenizing the Academy

Indigenizing the Academy workshops produced a lot of reflection around the best way forward for everyone, indigenous and non-indigenous alike. It was noted by Senior Administrators that Student retention was closely tied to support structures, including a culturally safe (decolonized) space, funding support, daycare support, community involvement, aboriginal advisors, elders in residence, and Indigenous faculty and programming. Elders […]

Dr. Mark Evered of University of the Fraser Valley

Personal and Institutional Reflections on Indigenizing the Academy– Report from Senior Administrators

Dr. Mark Evered, UFV   During Senior Administration workshops, it was noted that Student retention was closely tied to support structures, including a culturally safe (decolonized) space, funding support, daycare support, community involvement, aboriginal advisors, elders in residence, and Indigenous faculty and programming. Elders and community members should be most welcome; and Traditional Knowledge could […]