Wednesday, June 5, 2019
To redress the legacy of residential schools and advance reconciliation, the Report of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada called on governments, educational and religious institutions, civil society groups and all Canadians to take action on its 94 Calls to Action. Recommendations 62 through 65 specifically called for “Education for Reconciliation” and recommendations 58 through 61 referred to Church apologies and reconciliation. This interactive pedagogical session offers CSCH members an opportunity to consider ways to indigenize their history courses, especially their religious history courses. (Indigenizing education is a strategic and purposeful process to examine curriculum to consider how and to what extent current content and pedagogy reflect the presence of Indigenous peoples and the valid contribution of Indigenous knowledge.) Our presenters will inform and engage CSCH attendees in Indigenous ways of knowing and learning, and in strategies and techniques to integrate Indigenous ways of knowing and history into their courses. There will be ample time for questions and responses in this session.
- Rev. Dr. Raymond C. Aldred, Director, Indigenous Studies, Vancouver School of Theology
- Patricia Victor, University Siya:m, Trinity Western University