​​Indigenous Thoughts Network 



PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGION

PHILOSOPHY BY REGION

BRUCE FERGUSON'S

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​Where the Rivers Meet (WTRM) Website

Why?














​What is the concept of Indigenizing the Classroom?  (limits, accessibility to non-native and native students and others), 


All universities in Canada are situated on the traditional territory of one or more indigenous groups.  Canadians have the right and responsibility to understand the land that they share with indigenous people about the land that people live in.


Indigenizing the university for some is not about decolonizing the mainstream university, but rather indigenizing is partly to reverse the colonial tendency of universities towards being more inclusive.


Disciplines (including philosophy) should be inclusive of indigenous realities: language, etc.)


Indigenizing means that non-native people understand a bit more; that helps in hospitals, universities, etc.  Indigenous studies should be for everyone.


(Learning about each other reduces racisim)


Challenges:  People may be initmidated to teach our culture; they don't want to offend.   Non-natives can teach indigenous stuff, theydon'thave to have the experiential knowledge?


How can we indigenize 








Indigenizing the Academy - Points Supporting

Decolonialization and/or Indigenization?

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