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Indigenization Initiative

Territorial Acknowledgement

Learn, relate & move forward

“Education is the key to reconciliation. Education got us into this mess, and education will get us out of this mess.”

Truth and Reconciliation Canada Commissioner, Senator Murray Sinclair (Ojibway), CBC, 2015

The college provides learning opportunities to create a space for dialogue and discovery about:

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These courses and workshops are a way for you to learn about Indigenous peoples and become aware of and respect differing perspectives, and build relevant and responsible relational practices.


What is indigenization?

Indigenization is the process by which Indigenous ways of knowing, being, doing and relating are incorporated into educational, organizational, cultural and social structures of the institution.

FAQ about indigenization.


Camosun offers a number of courses designed to help learners understand who Indigenous Peoples are in Canada. All students can register for these courses.

Professional Development

Camosun offers employees a number of professional development opportunities that relate to understanding Indigenous peoples.

TELŦIN TŦE WILNEW (TTW) is an award winning, blended delivery course which provides insight into Indigenous world view; describes the impact of colonization and how it affects students attending the college today; contemporary realities facing Indigenous peoples and Indigenization at Camosun College.

Continuing Education

Camosun College’s continuing education offers a wide variety of professional development and personal interest courses and certificates. The following learning opportunity is for leaders wanting to Indigenize their workplace and build relationships and partnerships with Indigenous communities and organizations:

LDCT 535V - Building Relationships with Indigenous Peoples goes beyond recognizing and valuing diversity in the workplace. This course explores the legislative and social realities of working with Indigenous peoples and communities within British Columbia and discuss ways to build and maintain relationships.

Open Educational Resources

Pulling Together, a series of open educational resources, was developed by BCcampus and the Ministry of Advanced Education for those who work in or support post-secondary education. In addition to the Foundations Guide, a resource guide was developed for five target audiences:

Camosun College faculty and educational leaders supported the development of these resources through various ways described below:

Community Events

Camosun hosts various annual events that are open to the college community and guests.

  • Orange Shirt Day
  • National Indigenous Peoples Day
  • Annual Pit Cook Demonstration

Indigenous Education & Community Connections - Events Calendar

Massive Open Online Courses

Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) offer the ability to learn online for free. MOOCs can have thousands of people enrolled. These MOOCs were developed by Indigenous faculty from Canadian universities.

Reconciliation through Indigenous Education (University of British Columbia)

This six week course supports professional and personal learning for advancing Indigenous priorities and reconciliation in community, education, and work contexts.

Indigenous Canada (University of Alberta)

This 12 week course can be taken as an accredited or audited free online course. Delivered from an Indigenous perspective, this course explores key issues facing Indigenous peoples today from a historical and critical perspective highlighting national and local Indigenous-settler relations.

Aboriginal worldviews and education (University of Toronto)

This six week course is intended for both Indigenous and non-Indigenous learners to explore the historical, social and political issues in Indigenous education and how Indigenous worldviews “can inform professional programs and practices, including but not limited to the field of education.”

Contact Us
Camosun College Lansdowne
3100 Foul Bay Rd
Victoria BC V8P 5J2
Camosun College Interurban
4461 Interurban Rd
Victoria BC V9E 2C1
  • 250–370–3000
  • 1–877–554–7555 (toll-free)

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