IDN - Decolonizing Education
". . . education can be liberating, or it can domesticate or maintain domination. It can sustain colonization in neo-colonial ways or it can decolonize."
- Marie Battiste, in Decolonizing Education, p. 175.
Please explore the tabs in the menu above for resources on a variety of topics related to Indigenizing and decolonizating education, pedagogical approaches, lesson plans, and support for Indigenous students. A few featured links can be found below. Found a broken link? Please let us know by writing to intercollegiatedecolonization@gmail.com!
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Intercollegiate Decolonizing Network (IDN) - Home
This will take you to the general home board of the IDN, which has information on:
  • Indigenous 101;
  • Indigenous media;
  • Decolonizing Education;
  • Information about the IDN;
  • Local events and issues;
  • Indigenous organizations;
  • Indigenous public figures.
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Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes | Colleges and Institutes Canada
Colleges and Institutes are key providers of applied postsecondary education for Indigenous communities across Canada. They are often the only postsecondary institution present in remote northern communities and many of them have been working actively to create curriculums that respect indigenous...
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The 20 Minute Video | What I Learned in Class Today
Indigenous students speak out. See discussion questions for classroom use.
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Indigenous Learning Outcomes (ILO)
Background Confederation College has been embedding Indigenous knowledge into curriculum since 2011 through specially developed Indigenous Learning Outcomes (ILO). The ILO were gifted to the College community by Negahneewin Council, with the intention that all students develop an understanding of Indigenous knowledge that promotes community prosperity, social justice and relationships of reconciliation.
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Perspectives Live | Colleges and Institutes Canada
This past year has been one characterized by change in global economic systems, in new technologies and workforce needs, and in calls to address social injustice and inequality. But with challenges comes the opportunity to redesign a paradigm that reflects...
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Unwelcoming by design: Universities struggle to overcome anti-Indigenous roots | Ricochet
‘The challenge now is to change a culture that was designed to erase us. It’s a lot of work.’
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Decolonizing and Indigenizing Education in Canada
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National Centre for Collaboration in Indigenous Education - NCCIE
Barbara Agnes Barker, the Coordinator for Aboriginal Cultural Education at Memorial University, discusses the ways the Aboriginal Resource Office helps foster a sense of culture, community and...
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