Indigenous Education


In acknowledging our responsibility for and experiencing our implication in the suffering of Indigenous peoples, the Department of Curriculum & Pedagogy is committed to reparation and reconciliation. As per the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action (2015), we take up the challenge of creating conditions for learning that are ethical, socially just and inclusive. This involves challenging the entropy and inertia characterizing our current industrial and colonized educational system by attending to systemic and personal erasures, eliminating those structures that limit, and advancing multiple ways of being and knowing in the world.


Program information

  • Click here for information about NITEP, the Indigenous Teacher Education Program in The Faculty of Education.
  • Click here for the “Decolonizing Teaching Indigenizing Learning” website – the website that has been developed to support teacher candidates, in-service teachers, and our faculty colleagues as they move towards implementing Indigenous education and pedagogies into their curricula.


Examples of course offerings

  • EDUC 440 Indigenous Education in Canada
  • EDCP 532 Theories and Dimensions of Place-Based Education: Ecohumanist, Critical, and Indigenous Lenses
  • EDCP 585/546 Indigenous Visual Expression as Pedagogy