Governance Students mentioned that it was difficult to make it through a system that talks about inclusion but that is backed by an infrastructure and policy that does not allow for inclusion: these issues are particularly extant within graduate studies, such as within Masters and PhD dissertation processes. Very often the students find themselves as […]
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The process of aboriginal education is improving but very slowly. Only recently, aboriginal people were limited to a grade 5 education. It is only this generation that sees aboriginal people at university. Unfortunately, there is only a 50% graduation rate for aboriginal students from the k-12 system. However, aboriginal students who complete their undergraduate degrees […]
INDIGENIZING THE ACADEMY GATHERING August 26th–28th, 2012 Notes courtesy of Dolly Reno. DAY 1: Opening Ceremony with Elders DAY 2: Guest Speaker: Dr. Jo-Ann Episkenew, University of Saskatchewan: Gatekeepers as a disconnect and obstacle to indigenization Gatekeepers that are a part of the reason for a disconnection between Indigenous people […]
Next Steps: Recommendations from the Canadian Federation of Students, National Aboriginal Caucus: • Put Keynotes on the web to create some structure to use as a way to gather more information on the web from others who read it. • CADD – Research • Make Indigenizing the Academy meetings a regular event • All institutions […]
Communities where there are no bands makes the community liaison job difficult. The students do not self-identify as First Nations. There is an advisory committee to build a better approach to the First Nation program and approaches but the systemic barriers need to be acknowledged before they can be changed. Changes have begun in the […]
Just because learning was uncomfortable for me does not mean that I need to make it uncomfortable for my students. I try very hard to create compassionate, genuine, reciprocal relationships with my students.