This depiction includes items from six Indigenous academics: Jacqueline Ottmann’s blue and red beaded hair ties; the moccasins once worn by Phyllis Steeves’ grandfather; Greg Lowan-Trudeau’s birch bark makuk holds his beaded star; the eagle feather was given to Lyn Daniels; the Métis sash belongs to Yvonne Poitras Pratt; Karlee Fellner’s hand drum frames the collection

Indigenous Education

Moving forward in a good way

The Werklund School of Education has been in the process of decolonizing and Indigenizing education for many years. We acknowledge and extend gratitude to the people, within and outside the academy, who have worked tirelessly to cultivate awareness, knowledge and understanding of Indigenous pedagogies, ways of being and doing, contributions, issues and triumphs.  

The Werklund School’s Indigenous Strategy, entitled Moving Forward in a Good Way, was passed in 2015. It was important for the Indigenous Strategy Task Force to begin this ‘historic’ document with a message of our intention, which is to courageously and humbly progress with integrity, respect and in truth alongside Indigenous peoples to strengthen education for all students.

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What does reconciliation mean to me?

Students, faculty and staff share reconciliation stories and commitments in this video project.

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Our Renewed Commitment to Truth and Reconciliation

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Podcast: Orange Shirt Day

In this episode, we talk with Dr. Yvonne Poitras Pratt, a Métis scholar who specializes in Indigenous education. Yvonne gives us some of the background on Orange Shirt Day and how this event can help spark broader conversations about Canada's history with Indigenous peoples and the brutal legacy of residential schools.  

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'When I see a red dress, I think of my sisters'

REDress Project on campus protests genocide of Indigenous women in Canada

Indigenous Education news

Dive into a journey through time with UCalgary's Métis Week celebration

Join the virtual celebration Nov. 12-18 and experience the richness of Métis heritage and contributions

Inaugural recipients of Provost’s Postdoctoral Awards for Indigenous and Black Scholars announced

Research spans Blood Tribe residential school experiences, STEM learning, sexual and gender-based violence, and African Canadian literary and filmmaking studies

Students get their hands dirty at Soil Camp

Community partnership provides opportunities for refugee students to connect with the land

Whose Job is it to Teach Kids to Care About Indigenous Trauma and Culture? 

A parent explores how UCalgary’s Werklund School of Education is answering that question

Werklund School researchers explore impact of land-based learning experiences on undergraduate education students

Apply for a University of Calgary Teaching and Learning Grant by Jan. 17, 2022

Educators receive prestigious award for Indigenous education program

Yvonne Poitras Pratt and Patricia J. Danyluk receive the Alan Blizzard Award