The resources below are meant to serve as a valuable starting point or continuation of your reconciliation journey both personally and professionally in the work you do at NBCCD. NBCCD acknowledges that we live, work, and create on the unsurrended and unceded traditional Wolastoqey land. The lands of the Wabanaki people are recognized in a series of Peace and Friendship Treaties to establish an ongoing relationship of peace, friendship and mutual respect between equal nations. The river that runs by our college is known as Wolastoq (Saint John River), along which live the Wolastoqiyik – the people of the beautiful and bountiful river.
To address the legacy of residential schools and advance the process of Canadian reconciliation, the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada made 94 Calls to Action. Learning about the Calls to Action as well as reading the Truth and Reconciliation Reports by the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada is a very important starting point on your reconciliation journey.
Pulling Together is a professional learning series developed for faculty and staff across post-secondary institutions in British Columbia. It is a wonderful resource in helping you to consider how to Indigenize your practice at NBCCD. Have a look at the Pulling Together’s Foundations Guide, Guide for Curriculum Developers, and Guide for Teachers and Instructors.
Have a look at 100 Ways to Indigenize and Decolonize Academic Programs by the University and Regina to get some ideas on what you can do. Also, have a listen to Dr. Jo-Ann Archibald explain what Indigenizing the Curriculum encompasses. Another useful read is Switching from Bloom to the Medicine Wheel by Marcella LaFever who recommends using a four-domain framework for developing course outcomes that focus on better supporting the educational empowerment of Indigenous students. Finally, to learn about Wabanaki worldviews, including history, culture, language and education, have a look at the Wabanaki Collection.