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

Aapiiniioyis (White Buffalo Lodge) fosters connection and contemplation

Werklund School of Education thinks beyond boardrooms with welcoming and inclusive new gathering space

Award-winning research explores collective knowledge of post-secondary Indigenous staff

Shawna Cunningham shines a light on contributions of Indigenous student service centre leaders from across Canada

Métis Bachelor of Education student leads by example in Indigenous Education program

Melody Kulifaj inspires her fellow students, sharing her knowledge of Métis culture and history

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