Teaching and Learning Supports for Indigenous Students

Niagara College is firmly committed to developing new and better ways to meet the growing needs of Indigenous students. The CAE has worked in partnership with Indigenous Education@NC to provide the list of resources below to in order to continue to provide support and education for faculty on the various ways that we can support Indigenous students at NC. Please feel free to contact either Centre if you have any questions about the following resources or if you would like to continue the conversation on supporting Indigenous students.

Please note that the following resources are focused on teaching and learning. For resources on traditional teachings, residential schools, cultural safety, medicines and sacred items, elder protocol, among other topics, please contact Indigenous Education@NC.

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action

Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada

In order to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission makes 94 calls to action. While we encourage reading the entire document, faculty may be particularly interested in the Education for Reconciliation section of the report, which begins on page seven. The Truth and Reconciliation Commission: Calls to Action can be accessed here.

The Learning Portal

College Libraries of Ontario

The Learning Portal provides shared access to resources from all Ontario Colleges. It’s an open learning collaboration between Ontario College Libraries (including NC Libraries), created to support both students and teachers with resources on study skills, writing, digital citizenship, etc. Because it is open, it helps bridge the gap created when online students and their teachers don’t have access to the same library-licensed resources.

Of particular interest to faculty will be the Faculty Toolkit hub, with information on indigenous inclusion. While on the site, you can browse through sections on teaching resources, terminology, multimedia resources, as well as, links to various college Indigenous support Centres in Ontario.

University of Vancouver Island: Indigenous Learning Circle Resources

University of Vancouver Island: Centre for Innovation and Excellence in Learning

The Indigenous Learning Circle at the University of Vancouver Island provides faculty members and indigenous students, a space to meet monthly to explore, through readings as well as through conversation, the issues shaping the experience of Indigenous students. Particularly helpful to faculty is the “readings, homework, and assignments” section. You can find this section on the top, right-hand side of the webpage under “Indigenous Learning Circle I”.

Nipissing University: Indigenous Initiatives

Nipissing University

Nipissing University has compiled a list of presentations, papers, and reports to support faculty in indigenizing their classrooms and curriculum.

Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning

Bopp, M., Lee, B. and Robb, J. (2017). Reconciliation within the Academy: Why is Indigenization so Difficult. Four Worlds Centre for Development Learning. Retrieved from www.fourworlds.ca/news.html

Kinamagawin: Aboriginal Issues in the Classroom

Carleton University: Centre for Indigenous Initiatives