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CLT Short Course: Reconcili(action): Engaging Indigenous Knowledges & Decolonial Pedagogies

Posted by Centre for Learning and Teaching on September 8, 2022 in General Announcements

This short course is limited to Dalhousie faculty members.


Rachelle McKay, Education Developer, Indigenous Knowledges and Ways of Knowing, Centre for Learning and Teaching


This course will be delivered from October 1 – December 9, 2022 and will be offered again in Spring 2023.

This course will be delivered mostly online asynchronously but has mandatory in-person components. To enroll in this course, you must be available to participate in in-person sharing circles from 1-3pm on the followings Tuesdays: October 11, October 25, November 15, and November 29, as well as December 7, from 7:30-8:30 a.m.

Course Description

Taking up a resurgent-focused understanding decolonized Indigenization, this course is for faculty members interested in incorporating Indigenous knowledges and pedagogies into their course curriculums and teaching methods.

Conceptions of decolonization, decolonial practice, and Indigenous pedagogies will be offered to participants, who will then be prompted to reflexively consider their own implicated-ness in colonial epistemic violence. By the end of this course, participants will be able to identify everyday acts of decolonization that can be put into practice within their own teaching.

Through a full engagement with this non-credit course, participants should be able to:

·       articulate a deepened understanding of colonialism and decolonization

·       differentiate between and critically engage different visions of academic Indigenization

·       identify academic norms that are epistemically violent towards Indigenous peoples and Indigenous world views

·       implement everyday acts of decolonization within their teaching


The capacity of this studio course is a maximum 15, including three spaces reserved for members of the Faculty Certificate Program.  To learn more about this short course and how to register, visit or contact