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Pulling Together: Indigenization Guides

Professional Learning Series

CETL Learning Opportunity

CETL offers a five week Pulling Together peer facilitated workshop. For more information or to register for an upcoming session, please contact the Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning and see our events calendar.

Artist Acknowledgement

Kwakwaka'wakw artist Lou-ann Neel created 'Pulling Together' as a way of representing human connections to our Nations as well as to each other. Her work was inspired by the ocean going canoes that travel the Salish Sea annually during Tribal Journeys.

Territorial Acknowledgment

We seek knowledge in these territories

Camosun College is located in beautiful Victoria, British Columbia with campuses on the Traditional Territories of the Lekwungen and W̱SÁNEĆ peoples. We acknowledge their welcome and graciousness to the students who seek knowledge here.

Learn more about the name "Camosun" by reading the Legend of Camossung, as shared by Cheryl Bryce, Songhees Nation.

Pulling Together: Professional Learning Series is a six volume resource co-created by BCcampus. These guides, authored by teams of Indigenous and ally writers from across what is now known as British Columbia, are living resources that can be adapted and localized, offering instruction and best practices that post-secondary institutions can use to decolonize and Indigenize.

Pulling Together: A guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions

  • Foundations Guide
  • Teachers and Instructors Guide
  • Curriculum Developers Guide
  • Leaders and Administrators Guide
  • Front Line Staff, Advisors, and Student Services Guide
  • Researchers Guide

Pulling Together Guides

Pulling Together: Foundations Guide

Foundations Guide is part of a learning series for public post-secondary staff to begin or supplement ways to Indigenize the institution and professional practice.

Pulling Together: A Guide for Teachers and Instructors

Bruce Allan, Amy Perreault, John Chenoweth, Dianne Biin, Sharon Hobenshield, Todd Ormiston, Shirley Anne Hardman, Louise Lacerte, Lucas Wright, and Justin Wilson, 2018

A Guide for Teachers and Instructors is intended to support the systemic change occurring across post-secondary institutions through Indigenization, decolonization, and reconciliation. 

Pulling Together: A Guide for Curriculum Developers

Asma-na-hi Antoine, Rachel Mason, Roberta Mason, Sophia Palahicky, and Carmen Rodriguez de France, 2018

The Curriculum Developers Guide is intended to help in the process of integrating, honouring, and respecting Indigenous culture, history, and knowledge in curriculum. Each section holds a series of self-exploratory and group professional development activities.

Pulling Together: A Guide for Leaders and Administrators

Sybil Harrison, Janice Simcoe, Dawn Smith, and Jennifer Stein, 2018

The Leaders and Administrators Guide highlights the leadership demonstrated at Camosun College in advancing Indigenization. The college has worked collaboratively to make space for Indigenous ways of knowing and being within the institution, paving the way for positive change.

Pulling Together: A Guide for Indigenization of Post-Secondary Institutions: Front Line Staff, Advisors, and Student Services, V.3

Ian Cull, Robert L.A. Hancock, Stephanie McKeown, Michelle Pidgeon, Adrienne Vedan, 2018

Creating my personal Indigenization statement

Composing a Personal Indigenization Statement is a fluid and living exercise which intends to encapsulate your vision for Indigenization.
The goal is to create a paragraph or more that will be posted at your desk or in your classroom as a reminder of your why
and how to Indigenize. It is a personal statement that might consider your ancestry, positionality, professional or personal
goals or concerns, as well as your motivation and vision for teaching your course(s). You may choose to include a quote from
a respected person or add a symbol representative of your pedagogical journey or approach to teaching. You may choose
to represent your statement in a visual way. We hope that you will develop your Personal Indigenization Statement over
some time and then revisit and revise it as you develop your thinking and learning.