Welcome to Decolonizing Teaching Indigenizing Learning.
The website 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.
These Curriculum Bundles are not lesson plans, but are rather offered as rich collections of knowledge and resources that will help users develop lessons and units that meet the needs of their students and honour the land that they teach on. Multiple curricular connections across grades and subject areas have been included in each Curriculum Bundle.
We encourage you to explore the topics that interest you, and develop learning opportunities for your students that build on their lived experiences and local environments and resources.
A very important part of working in Indigenous education is acknowledging the people whose traditional territory we are working on. It is a way of bringing us into relationship with one another. While anyone, Indigenous or not, can make a territorial acknowledgement, only a member of the Indigenous community whose land you are on can welcome you to it.
Please watch this short video by Musqueam Elder Larry Grant as he welcomes us to the University of British Columbia.
This website has been developed through generous support from UBC’s Teaching and Learning Education Fund, with the support of the Teacher Education Office, and the Office for Indigenous Education. Students in their third year of the NITEP program have made significant contributions to this website, bringing learning from their communities around the province to bear in creating content that is locally grounded, interdisciplinary, and multimodal. We are grateful to them and to all Indigenous Educators who continue to work towards improving Indigenous Education practices in Canada.