Finding Miyo Wahkohtowin: A Holistic Model for Postsecondary Leaders Engaging in Reconciliation (E)

May 4, 2020 | 09:30 - 10:30

Location: 210 H
Track: Governing Excellence

The Truth and Reconciliation Commission (2015) Calls to Action have pointed to the absence and/or invisibility of Indigenous Knowledge within education systems in Canada. Even before this, however, there was a evident need for postsecondary institutions to meaningfully incorporate Indigenous Knowledge in the educational landscape. In response to this need, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Confederation College have created a framework for postsecondary leaders to engage in the work of reconciliation in a good way, titled “A Model for Miyo Wahkohtowin – Good Relations”. In their presentation, Saskatchewan Polytechnic and Confederation College will use a storytelling approach to describe their collaborative relationship and how it led to the Good Relations framework. They will explain how their work together embodies the centrality of relationships within Indigenous worldviews and how this informs the four central themes within the Good Relations model: Strong Leadership, Just Systems, Knowledgeable Faculty and Foundational Content. Faculty, administrators and senior leadership are all welcome and encouraged to attend.

Session Speakers

Emily Wilson

Manager of Institutional Research

Confederation College

Julian Tomlinson

Dean, School of Hospitality and Tourism, Human Services and Community Safety

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

S. Brenda Small

Vice President, Centre for Policy and Research in Indigenous Learning (CPRIL)

Confederation College

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