Curriculum, Policy & Governance
With consistent and sincere efforts, we will continue to implement systematic change. We aim to deepen all learning by incorporating Indigenous perspectives.
Our Journey Together: Land, Life, Learning: Indigenization Plan 2019–2024 provides a framework for improving participation and success in post-secondary education for Indigenous students, continuing the work of decolonizing the college and attracting more Indigenous faculty and staff.
The plan—which was developed alongside Elders, First Nation and Métis partner governments, students, scholars and community leaders—focuses on five main areas: governance and policy, curricula and programs, student supports and services, employee development and facilities and infrastructure. Dianne Biin, director, Indigenous education & engagement, continues to oversee the plan's progress.
Indigenous Education Protocol
Selkirk College signed the Indigenous Education Protocol for Colleges and Institutes to recognize and affirm our obligation and commitment to Indigenous education. This protocol formalizes our pledge to:
- Making Indigenous education a priority.
- Ensuring governance structures recognize and respect Indigenous Peoples.
- Implementing intellectual and cultural traditions of Indigenous Peoples.
- Supporting students and employees to increase understanding and reciprocity among Indigenous and non-Indigenous Peoples.
- Committing to increasing the number of Indigenous employees throughout the institution.
- Establishing Indigenous-centred holistic services and learning environments for learner success.
- Building relationships and being accountable to Indigenous communities in support of self-determination through education, training and applied research.
- Indigenous 100: Regional Indigenous Perspectives on Languages and Cultures, which is led by Nation partners, is offered annually.
- Indigenous 101: Indigenous Peoples Relationships: Once You've Heard the Story
- Indigenous 287: Introduction to Indigenous Teachings and Practices
- English 202: Canadian Literature I: Indigenous Voices
- Environment 250: Indigenous Rights and Environmental Management
- Indigenous 302: Indigenous Health and Healing