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Indigenizing the classroom, decolonizing our minds

We Acknowledge

Columbia College acknowledges that we gather, work, and study on the unceded territories of the Coast Salish Peoples, including xwməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), Stó:lō and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (TsleilWaututh) Nations. We also want to acknowledge all non-status peoples and members of other tribes who live in Vancouver.

Who are these nations and groups?

Learn more about the First Nations whose territory and presence we acknowledge.

About Land Acknowledgements

Acknowledgements are Just the Beginning

Indigenization for Newcomers

Indigenization Project Resources

About the Foundations Guides:
"These guides are the result of the Indigenization Project, a collaboration between BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education, Skills and Training. The project was supported by a steering committee of Indigenous education leaders from BC universities, colleges, and institutes, the First Nations Education Steering Committee, the Indigenous Adult and Higher Learning Association, and Métis Nation BC. These guides are intended to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions through Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation." -- Description from BCcampus