Truth and Reconciliation Faculty Star
As we learn what it means to Indigenize our curriculum, it can be difficult to know how to begin walking this path. To support faculty, we will be highlighting hidden gems throughout the College and exploring what they have done to Indigenize their teachings.
We are all in different places on the journey of Truth and Reconciliation, but many at the College have gifts and knowledge to share. RRC Polytech instructors are already innovating and bringing Truth and Reconciliation and the Calls to Action into their classrooms. To help us all learn from each other, we will be looking for and presenting Truth and Reconciliation Faculty Stars.
What is a TRC Faculty Star?
A Truth and Reconciliation Faculty Star is a special educator here at Red River College Polytechnic who incorporates Indigenous knowledge and teachings in their curriculum through different tools and methods.
These exceptional instructors, or ‘stars,’ ignite their pedagogy by bringing in guest speakers, creating experiences, and drawing on knowledge that they seek out through Elders, workshops, personal experiences and other platforms.
These TRC Faculty Stars know that teaching omitted Indigenous history and sharing the challenges of today and celebrating the beauty of Indigenous cultures is vital to Truth and Reconciliation.
62. We call upon the federal, provincial, and territorial governments, in consultation and collaboration with Survivors, Aboriginal peoples, and educators, to:
Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada: Calls to Action
- Provide the necessary funding to post-secondary institutions to educate teachers on how to integrate Indigenous knowledge and teaching methods into classrooms.
Are you a TRC Faculty Star?
We would love to create a workshop with you to discuss goals you have set, how you have achieved them, challenges that occurred, how you overcame obstacles and anything else that you could share with your fellow colleagues. There are many ways to achieve this call to action and we want you to share yours!