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Did you find CONAHEC + NACCD's poster at the TLS Colloquy?

If yes, what were your overall thoughts, impressions, and interactions at the Colloquy? 

In what ways do you plan on collaborating with other educator's on this platform as a way to address the challenge of underrepresented Indigenous Communities in North America?

Do you have any past research/presentations on Indigenous Communities you would like to share? Please upload them to the Documentation section of this space to help increase the knowledge of our community!

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Imagine not being able to turn on the tap to get a glass of clean drinking water. Imagine sending your kids to school with dirty clothes and unwashed bodies because the water isn’t safe to wash in. Imagine purchasing water year after year to make a cup of tea in your home.

This is the reality for more than 100 First Nations in Canada. Many communities have faced these conditions for years, or even decades. As Canadians committed to reconciliation, we must work together to redress such a grave injustice in Canada. Everyone in Canada has a right to clean drinking water.…

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The University of Arizona is a Tohono O’odham land-grant university. The O’odham word “I-we:mta” emphasizes reciprocal collaboration—one in which everyone is assisting, guiding, and working with and for each other. Indigenous knowledges, praxis, and research methodologies decolonize and search for socially just ways of doing, being, and knowing in all educational contexts.

More information: https://cals.arizona.edu/news/uas-land-grant-mission-its-contemporary-re...

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Situated in teaching and learning centres, faculty developers are well-positioned to be allies in the face of faculty uncertainty. Here and now, teaching and learning centres are being called to go beyond drawing rubrics and flipping lectures. We now have faculty asking us questions like, “How do I incorporate an Indigenous perspective into my computer studies course?” and “How do I bring Indigenous content into my Geology program?” How should we respond?

Situated on the traditional territory of the Snuneymuxw people, the teaching and learning centre at Vancouver Island University,…

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“It remains the case that for most indigenous people, short-term and sessional contracts are the main source of [academic] employment.”

And while universities have “fantastic outreach schemes” aimed at recruiting indigenous undergraduates, enabling such students to complete a master’s degree or a PhD is still a struggle, Rogers adds.

“These challenges are made harder by the whitewashing of the curriculum within universities and a lack of understanding of indigenous research methodology within indigenous studies,” she says. “Many supervisors are ill-prepared to support…

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Are you an Indigenous college student in North America? How has being a part of the Indigenous Community affected your college experience? Please comment below!

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This article found here, discusses the collaboration between two of our three research initiatives. As stated in the article, Canada is urging indigenous communities to begin focusing more on clean energy. This in return is creating thousands of jobs in Canada. 

"A new national survey shows nearly one fifth of the country's power is provided by facilities fully or partly owned and run by Indigenous communities." -CBS News Canada

Getting involved in Energy & Climate projects is a…

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