In Canada, in 2015 the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada (TRC) brought forward to all Canadians the devastating and lasting effects of residential schools on Indigenous peoples. The TRC published the Calls to Action to redress the legacy of residential schools and advance a process of Canadian reconciliation, which renewed efforts within many sectors. While many post-secondary institutions were already working with Indigenous communities, the TRC’s Calls to Action resulted in project funding from a variety of sources that aimed to address the Calls to Action.
Excerpt from Junctures: The Journal for Thematic Dialogue, No 20 (2019), indigenisation by Michelle Glubke
From 2016 –18, the BCcampus Indigenization Project formed a collaboration between the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training, BCcampus, an Indigenization Project Steering Committee of eight Indigenous educational leaders and thirty Indigenous and ally writers representing fourteen BC post-secondary education institutions to create Indigenization resources. This article highlights the project and how BCcampus approached learning about reconciliation and Indigenization while embarking on the creation of a series of online Indigenization guides for post-secondary institutions.