Feature Story: Indigenization knowledge and practice focus of certification program
External Relations, University of Regina
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Dr. Emily Grafton, Executive Lead, Indigenization, University of Regina, led the first group of 18 scholars to complete the Enhancing Academic Indigenization Certificate designed to deepen the knowledge and practice of Indigenization for faculty and graduate students. "Indigenization is one of the University's overarching priorities identified in our 2015-2020 Strategic Plan: peyak aski kikawinaw - Together we are Stronger," said Grafton. "But for individual instructors and academics it can raise a lot of questions: What does Indigenization mean? How do I take on responsibility for this in my research and pedagogy? Do I even know enough about our country's colonial relationship with Indigenous people? What supports and resources does the University have to help me?