Postsecondary institutions show renewed interest in Indigenous-focused courses

Postsecondary institutions across Canada have launched a variety of Indigenous-focused courses that incorporate Indigenous perspectives into curriculum, writes Jessica Wong of CBC. David Varis, a member of Peguis First Nation and an assistant professor in UPEI’s new faculty of Indigenous knowledge, education, research and applied studies noted that “there seems to be a renewed interest in advancing the calls to action” from institutions that may not have historically seen much change. Wong highlights new courses and programs such as the University of Prince Edward Island’s mandatory Indigenous teachings course; the University of Ottawa’s two French-language Indigenous law certificates that focus on making law appealing to Indigenous students; and the University of Victoria’s planned MBA in Indigenous Reconciliation, which would follow on its joint degree program in Indigenous and non-Indigenous law. CBC Note: Archived stories may contain dead links or be missing source links.