Knowledge Keepers, Gate Keepers, and Score Keepers: Indigenizing Colleges in Canada (E/SI)
April 24, 2023 | 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
This session will be co-presented by three post-secondary institutions – British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT), Sault College and Northern College, who will each address the problematic and challenging aspects of Indigenization, Decolonization, and Reconciliation (IDR) in post-secondary institutions. By challenging stagnant policies, outdated processes, and racist practices – whether intentional, systemic or unconscious – that lead to performative actions at best, and replicate systems of oppression at worst, we will explore high-impact actions and practices that may disrupt the status quo and lead to meaningful, sustainable systemic change. Prepare to have a bold and courageous conversation. Truth-telling and the reality of systemic change can be difficult and it is a must for all post-secondary organizations. Come and join us in creating awareness through personal testimony, real examples and best practices. Please note that this session may be triggering, so self-care is advised.