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Friday, January 24, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Friday, February 21, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EST
Friday, March 20, 2020 — 10:30 AM to 12:00 PM EDT

 Would you like to know more about Indigenization and reconciliation in the university context? Join us in the FAUW Indigenization Reading Circle. All are welcome and no experience or prior knowledge is necessary. Selected readings and discussions cycle through recurring themes to effect a spiral of learning where novices can hop in at any time—you won't get lost if you can't attend every meeting.

The circle creates a space of respect and support and co-learning. Together we will work at hearing Indigenous voices and contemplate what respect for Indigenous ways of knowing and being means for universities. Members share a commitment to pursue steps, whether small or large, on the journey to create just relations with First Nations, Metis and Inuit peoples.

Winter 2020 sessions

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Most readings are in a shared OneDrive folder accessible to anyone with a UW employee or graduate student login. This month's readings are also available via the links below. Interested undergraduate students can contact Laura McDonald to get the readings.

January 24 – Theme: What is Indigenization?

Indigenizing Academia” – Stryker Calvez, University of Saskatchewan Teaching and Learning. Additionally, please spend some time at the USask Indigenization site and bring some thoughts.

February 21 – Theme: Indigenous Participation and Influence

Sources of satisfaction and stress among Indigenous academic teachers: findings from a national Australian study” – Christine Asmar and Susan Page, Asia Pacific Journal of Education, Vol. 29, No. 3, September 2009, 387–401.

March 20 – Theme: Decolonizing Education

"Applying Indigenizing Principles of Decolonizing Methodologies in University Classrooms" – Dustin William Louie, Yvonne Poitras Pratt, Aubrey Jean Hanson, and Jacqueline Ottmann, Canadian Journal of Higher Education, Volume 47, No. 3, 2017, pages 16 - 33

We're posting summaries of these discussions on our blog. You can participate there even if you can't make it to an event. Past readings are listed on the Reading Circle page. If you want notices about these events in the future, join our Indigenization mailing list:

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