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May 10 – Indigenizing Post-secondary Curriculum

Join us for a morning of insight on the theme of Indigenizing post-secondary education nationally and locally. Hear from keynote speaker Dr. Shelly Johnson (Mukwa Musayett), Canada Research Chair in Indigenizing Higher Education; presenters Dianne Biin (Camosun College, BCcampus) and Michelle Glubke (BCcampus); and Dr. Bruce Miller (Sociocultural Anthropology, UBC).

Thursday, May 10, 2018
9:00 am–12:00 pm
T Building Gallery
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9:00 am–10:30 am
Dr. Shelly Johnson (Mukwa Musayett – Walking With Bears) is of Saulteaux (Keeseekoose First Nation – Treaty 4) and Norwegian (Trondheim) ancestry. She is an Associate Professor in the Faculty of Education and Social Work at Thompson Rivers University, which is located on the unceded and occupied territory of the Secwepemc people. Her Indigenist teaching centers Indigenous research methodologies. Shelly’s program of invited Indigenous research includes Indigenous cultural knowledge and language revitalization, First Nations therapeutic jurisprudence, the education of Indigenous children in government custody, Indigenous child welfare, and Indigenous women in leadership.  For 25 years prior to entering academia, Shelly worked in the field of urban Indigenous child and family welfare and justice. Shelly is a mother to five adult children through birth, adoption and a blended family, and a grandmother to an 8 year-old child.

Sharing the BC OER Pulling Together: Guides for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions
10:30 am–11:30 am
Presenters: Dianne Biin, Indigenization Coordinator, Camosun College and Michelle Glubke, Senior Manager Collaborative Projects, BCcampus

Created in 2016–2017 by Indigenous educational thought-leaders across British Columbia, this open professional learning series supports systemic change of public post-secondary institutions to be “relevant, responsive, respectful, and receptive” to Indigenous learners, communities, perspectives, and knowledge through the process of Indigenization. The presenters will share the role of BCcampus in this project and in the open movement; how an Indigenized Quadrant Model was applied to guide content development for leaders and administrators, front line staff, researchers, curriculum developers, and teachers; and how the use of Pressbooks facilitates easy use and reuse of this OER. The session will hold time for questions.

Responsible Research Relationships
Presenter: Dr. Bruce Miller
Dr. Miller will speak to the value of responsible research relationships and his 30 years of experience in working with Coastal First Nations.

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