Decolonization and the Non-Indigenous Educator

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2019-05-10

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Norris, Sherisse

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Indigenous knowledge and perspectives have become an important piece of British Columbia’s new curriculum. This is reflected by their presence across the curriculum throughout the grades. Many non-Indigenous educators feel ill-equipped to teach Indigenous education. This project aims to assist teachers in knowing where to start in teaching Indigenous education and how to access relevant and appropriate local resources. The first chapter addresses the need for educators to ground themselves in this work first. The second chapter discusses the topic of decolonization and why Indigenous ways of knowing have become such an integral part of our curriculum in an act of reconciliation. The final chapter offers a resource to support educators towards a culturally appropriate education system.

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